EU: New Varosha moves in the wrong direction

Turkey and Turkey’s Cyprus leadership are fully aware of the European Union’s position on opening the fenced Valosha, said Commission spokesman Stephen de Kiel Smucker. ..

He told Cyprus News Agency that the more open section of the beach at the abandoned resort was a step in the wrong direction.

De Keersmaecker said the Commission is “well aware” of the latest developments and is following with “great concerns”.

“With the Turkish government Turkish Cyprus The community is well aware of the EU’s position on Varosha.

“We continue to be guided by the relevant UN Security Council resolution on Barosha, which considers non-residents’ attempts to settle all parts of the city unacceptable and puts the area into the UN administration. I want to move it to the United Nations.

“Actions that do not comply with these resolutions should not be carried out with respect to Valosha.”

He said opening a new part of the beach or preparing for the summer season is “a further step in the wrong direction.”

“The EU reemphasizes the need to avoid unilateral actions and new provocations that violate international law, which raises tensions on the island and between the parties towards a permanent solution to the Cyprus problem. It may undermine continued efforts to seek a common foundation, in line with relevant UN Security Council resolutions. “

A spokeswoman said actions that undermine the UN Security Council resolution are “unacceptable.”

Ersin Tatar, the leader of Turkey’s Cyprus, announced in July 2021 Valosha After opening part of the fenced area.

The UN and EU have blamed the move, but the Turkish side has expanded instead of retreating.


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