Changing the celebration of Cyprus Independence from August 16th to October 1st is yet another indication that the Republic of Cyprus has turned into a ‘Greek Cypriot state’, said Turkish-Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar, on the 61st anniversary of the Republics’ establishment.
Tatar further claimed that Turkish-Cypriots were thrown out of the Republic by force and the constitution was changed by the Greek-Cypriots.
The Turkish-Cypriot leader cited the attendance of the Greek national defence minister at the military parade and the presentation of military hardware as an action aimed at the Turkish-Cypriots and motherland Turkey.
‘The Greek-Cypriots are aggressive and aim to scupper a possible deal’, Tatar claimed.
He disclosed that during the trilateral meeting with the UN Secretary General in New York, he reiterated his proposal for a two separate sovereign states solution and once again referred to the ‘realities’ on the island.
‘We won’t take a step back from this goal’, Tatar concluded.