The leader of the main opposition National Unity Party Ersin Tatar said that they saluting Turkey’s Fatih Drilling Vessel that is on its way to carry out drilling efforts in area off the southern coast of Baf.
Issuing a written statement the UBP leader said he was pleased that Turkey’s Fatih Drilling Vessel was on its way to commence offshore drilling activities in search for hydrocarbon resources.
The statement noted that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Turkey had on several occasions called for an agreement and cooperation to the Greek-Greek Cypriot duo but that the duo had rejected this and had tried to arrange a fait accompli both in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Tatar said that the Greek Cypriot side declaring its own Exclusive Economic zone with the full support of Greece, going ahead with agreement that are in detriment of Turkey and the TRNC and commencing drilling efforts are clear examples of this.
“Instead of harvesting good relations and cooperation with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Turkey they prefer becoming enemies and usurping our rights. They must know that they will never succeed” said Tatar.
The statement also condemned the fact that South Cyprus, who is not a member of NATO, was extended an invitation by NATO to attend the change of command ceremony.
“We applaud Turkey who showed its outrage at the invitation by boycotting the ceremony” noted the statement.