Prime Minister Ersin Tatar said that it was out of the question to have a partnership state with the Greek Cypriot side.
“We should not give in to the pressures” the Premier added.
Tatar’s words came during a visit paid to him by the leader of Turkish Felicity Party Temel Karamollaoğlu and his accompanied delegation.
Reminding that Turkey by using its rights stemming from guarantee and alliance agreements realized the peace operation in 1974, the Premier said it was unlikely that such an agreement could be seen again.
“The 1974 peace operation is a result of 1960 agreements. Two different states were formed after the operation and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus continues to exist” Tatar stressed.
He also drew attention to an international game intended to be played today.
“The current game is that the Turkish Cypriots will enter to the European Union roof however the Greek Cypriots will be the majority. The name will be a federation but in real it will be a unitary state. They will have the hegemony and Turkey will be excluded. They will accept us to the EU but who is in the EU? Greece. The Turkish nation should not be deceived at this stage. We should not allow this happen just for the sake of short gains otherwise our state which we had started in 1960 and established in 1974 will be lost” Tatar said.
“We should not give in to the pressures” Prime Minister Tatar stressed and said “it is obvious that we will not have a solution on the basis of a partnership state. The Greek Cypriots had not shown such an intention over the last 50 years. They are also acting alone on the hydrocarbon issue and have rejected Mr. Akıncı’s proposal. Neither the government nor my own political party believe that the Greek Cypriots would accept a partnership agreement. If they had said yes to the Annan Plan then Turkey would leave the island. The latest efforts are aimed at ending the guarantee system.”