A possible agreement in Cyprus can only be made in a peaceful framework that will reflect the future and independence of the Turkish Cypriot "people" itself and on the basis of equality, Ersin Tatar said in a lecture he gave at Ankara's OSTIM polytechnic, which also awarded him the title of honorary doctorate.
According to the GTP, on its website the illegal "Bayrak" states that the Turkish leader added that there can be no solution in Cyprus without Turkey. Characterizing everything that Turkey has done for Cyprus as very important, Tatar stated that the Turkish army and the Turkish Governments have "always extended their hand to the Turkish Cypriots and these are the developments, they are a source of life for them".
Asserting that the Turkish people will never remain silent on the plight of their "compatriots" in Cyprus, Mr. Tatar said that a solution in Cyprus without Turkey's involvement would not be possible.
"A possible agreement in Cyprus can only be made in a peaceful context that will reflect the future and independence of the Turkish Cypriot people themselves and on the basis of equality," he said.
The ceremony was attended by the "ambassador" of the pseudo-state in Ankara Ismet Korukoglu, the dean of OSTIM Polytechnic Murat Yulek, the chairman of the Board of Directors of OSTIM Orhan Aydin, faculty members, students and guests.
As part of his contacts in Ankara, Ersin Tatar also met with the "Association of Turkish Fighters", where he argued that with the "peace operation" in Cyprus, their independence was also achieved and expressed his thanks to "motherland Turkey and the Turkish armed forces that are always by their side. Claiming that "peace came to the island in 1974", he argued that "the realities in Cyprus are clear".
He added that the pseudo-state is of utmost importance to protect their rights in the Blue Motherland and the Eastern Mediterranean. "The struggle that the Turkish Republic gave in the past cannot be forgotten. The Turkish Cypriot people continue their resistance inspired by Anatolia. The issue of Cyprus is a national issue," he said.
Accusing the Greek side of aiming to turn Cyprus into a "Greek island", Tatar reiterated that they will not allow this and said that "in Cyprus there are two separate peoples".
"If there is to be an agreement in Cyprus, then it should be based on the cooperation of two equal sovereign states that can live side by side. The Turkish Republic has always defended the case of Cyprus. We will not back down on the issue of our national cause," he continued.
In his post on MKD, Ersin Tatar uploaded photos from the wedding of the son of the Turkish Vice President, Fuat Oktay, in which he also became the best man and said that immediately afterwards he had the opportunity to talk with the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, Ali Ezendov.