The PtB sent a letter to its counterparts regarding properties in Amm/sto
The President of the Parliament Annita Dimitriou sent a letter to her counterparts on the occasion of the statements made in the occupied territories that have come to light in the last few days
The President of the Parliament Annita Dimitriou sent a letter to her counterparts on the occasion of statements in the occupied territories, which have seen the light of day, regarding the alleged purchase of Greek Cypriot properties by a Turkish Cypriot businessman in the closed area of Famagusta.
The letters were sent to the Presidents of the Parliaments of the permanent and non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, the Presidents of international and regional parliamentary organizations, the Presidents of the Parliaments of the Member States of the European Union and the Council of Europe, as well as to the Presidents of the Parliaments of the countries of the Middle East, the Persian Gulf and other states.
An announcement from the Parliament states that in her letter, the President of the Parliament expresses serious concern about the negative ramifications of the alleged purchase and sale of Greek Cypriot property in the closed city of Famagusta by a Turkish Cypriot businessman, through "cloudy", as she says, channels and procedures.
Recalling that, since the Turkish invasion of 1974, the enclosed area of Famagusta remains uninhabited, the President of the Parliament denounces the strategies of Turkey and the pseudo-state, starting in 2020, for the gradual opening of the area for economic and political exploitation.
Such tactics aimed at changing the status quo by creating new entities on the ground, underlines Mrs. Dimitriou, are against the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council, in particular resolutions 550 and 789 and the Presidential Declaration of the Security Council of July 2021, in which Turkey is called upon to reverse its unilateral actions contrary to the said resolutions.
These illegal actions by Turkey, Ms. Dimitriou underlines, undermine the prospects of a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus problem, of which the property issue is a key aspect.
The Speaker of the Parliament denounces Turkey's constant pursuit of seizing Greek Cypriot properties in Famagusta and other occupied areas, which, as she points out, is systematically being methodized by Turkey through the "Committee on Real Estate" to serve its dichotomous goals.
Famagusta is a key stake in the efforts to reach a comprehensive solution, which will reunite Cyprus. The status quo is in no way the solution for the Cypriots, emphasizes Mrs. Dimitriou. The President of the Parliament underlines that the Greek Cypriot side is making every possible effort to create the appropriate conditions, which will lead to the resumption of negotiations as soon as possible, within the framework of the UN and with the European Union taking a more active role in the process.
In the midst of increasing instability in the world, the President of the Parliament reports, the selective reaction of the international community against flagrant violations of international law, based on the logic of two measures and two stations, encourages revisionist states to proceed with the implementation of their expansionary plans.
In conclusion, the Speaker of the House appeals to her counterparts to condemn the ongoing Turkish violations of international law and human rights in Cyprus and to exert their influence, in order for Turkey to reverse its illegal actions in the closed area of Famagusta and return at the negotiating table for the benefit of itself, but also of peace and stability in the region.