News Local Designation of Turkish drones' base another destablising action, says government spokesman

Designation of Turkish drones’ base another destablising action, says government spokesman

The Cyprus government has said that the designation of a base for Turkish drones, at an illegal airport in the Turkish occupied areas of the country, constitutes another destabilising action by Turkey in the region of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Invited to comment on the announcement made in the Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus that the “government” of the Turkish Cypriot puppet regime has designated the illegal airport in occupied Lefkoniko as a base for Turkish unmanned aerial vehicles, Government Spokesman Kyriakos Koushos told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) that “this is apparently another destabilising action by Turkey in the region, which already faces stability problems.”

Furthermore, he noted that this development does not certainly contribute in any way to the potential of easing the already tense situation and is a proof that Turkey does not only intervene in the occupied areas of Cyprus but also determines what is happening there.

“This is an action that makes the already tense situation in the region worse and does not help its de-escalation,” Koushos noted.

Asked if the Republic of Cyprus will denounce this development at international fora, the Spokesman said that “this is something that we will examine as this is a new development. The issue will be discussed with the Foreign Minister and decisions will be taken,” he added.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory.

(Cyprus News Agency)

Read more

Top Stories

Fourteen new corona virus cases detected out of 3,387 tests

According to the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health 14 new cases of the SARS-CoV-II virus were detected out of a total...

Steps taken for the reduction of nuisance in cities

Measures are being taken by police to alleviate the phenomenon of public nuisance caused during the night hours in the cities. In addition to daily...

Remdesivir quantities in Cyprus – fight against Covid-19 intensified

Health Minister Konstantinos Ioannou said that Cyprus has received quantities of the medicine Remdesivir, strengthening its arsenal in the fight against the corona virus. In...

Three people wanted for shoplifting in Paphos

A store owner in Paphos made a formal complaint to police on Thursday claiming that three people - two men and a woman who...

Archaeologists find 1800-year-old entrance to historic Zerzevan castle in eastern Turkey

The 1800-year-old entrance to historic Zerzevan Castle, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List has been unearthed by archaeologists in eastern Turkey. Excavations...


Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...