Prime Minister Ersin Tatar said that the presence of the Turkish Armed Forces in Cyprus and Turkey’s guarantee was indispensible for the security of the Turkish Cypriot people.
Tatar was speaking during a visit paid to him yesterday by newly appointed army commanders.
The Prime Minister received yesterday the Commander of the Turkish Peace Forces in Cyprus Major General Sezai Öztürk, the Commander of the TRNC Security Forces Brigadier General Altan Er, Commander of the 28th Division Brigadier General Taner Uysal, the Commander of the 39th Division Brigadier General Nihat Ergün and the Commander of the 14th Armoured Brigade Brigadier General Osman Akyıldız.
Speaking during the visit, Commander of the Cyprus Turkish Peace Forces Major General Sezai Öztürk said they were happy to be serving in the TRNC.
Also speaking, Prime Minister Ersin Tatar said that Turkish Armed Forces in Cyprus and Turkey’s guarantee in Cyprus was extremely important for Turkish Cypriots.
“The presence of Turkish troops is not only important for the North but the South as well in terms of maintaining peace and security on the island.
On the solution of the Cyprus Issue, Tatar highlighted the need to evaluate different alternatives but that the presence of the Turkish Armed Forces was essential.