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

https://in-cyprus.com/turkish-drones-escorting-drill-ships-to-fly-from-lefkoniko-airport-in-occupied-north-cyprus-report/

Top Stories

Andreas Themistocleous, candidate of ELAM party

Former DISY deputy Andreas Themisocleous will be a candidate with the ballot of extreme right-wing ELAM party in the forthcoming parliamentary elections. ELAM issued an...

Paphos theme park postponed due to COVID

Paphos was due to get its own theme park through investments from Hong Kong and by Cypriot investors in the area of Kalo Chorio....

Greece and Turkey resume talks on maritime disputes after five years

Greece and Turkey resumed talks aimed at addressing long-standing maritime disputes on Monday, diplomatic sources said, after months of tension in the eastern Mediterranean. The...

No cases of British covid variant detected in Cyprus, strict measures already taken

Cyprus is not among the increasing number of EU countries that have detected cases of the British variant of COVID-19, but health authorities are...

Trial of man, 78, accused of possession of child pornography material starts

Court hearings began on Monday in the case of a 78-year-old man from Paphos who dismissed accusations back in August that he possessed child...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...