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North slams UN Security Council statement on Varosha

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Ersin Tatar

The ‘presidency’ in the north accused on Sunday the UN security council of bowing to pressure from Greece and Greek Cypriots.

It said the decision to reopen part of the fenced-off town of Varosha was in fulfilment of the UN resolutions 550 (1984) and 789 (1992) and was allowing its original inhabitants could return to their homes.

Nonetheless, the decision was condemned by in a statement by the Security Council, calling for the reversal of the decision. Sunday’s announcement by the ‘presidency’ said this statement was a result of pressure from Greece and Greek Cypriots.

The ‘presidency’ announcement added that after the latest talks in Geneva, the UN-Secretary General himself realized that based on the facts on the ground, there was no point in starting official talks between both sides in Cyprus.

It went on to stress that Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar will continue in his attempts to achieve a viable solution which is a “win-win” based on equality, sovereignty and equal international status of the Turkish Cypriot side.

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