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“Northern Cyprus” as an observer of the Organization of Turkic States

14 / 11 / 2022

On November 11, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu announced that occupied Northern Cyprus has become an observer state of the Organization of Turkic States. “The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has been accepted as an observer member of the Organization of Turkic States. We will be by the side of the TRNC everywhere and always,” Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu wrote on Twitter.

Even though Turkey is the only state that recognizes the TRNC, established in 1984, it does not give up its efforts to force different countries of the world to recognize Northern Cyprus. “Step by step… It will happen too,” Çavuşoğlu said at the meeting of the Organization of Turkic States in Uzbekistan on November 10.

The EU issued another not effective statement, which says:

“The European Union rejects Turkey’s statements about accepting the separatist organization of Turkish Cypriots, the so-called internationally unrecognized “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” as an observer in the Organization of Turkish States. This decision, made without ratification by the members of the organization, is regrettable and contradicts the fact that several members of the organization have expressed their clear support for the principle of territorial integrity and the Charter of the United Nations.”

Naturally, other steps didn’t follow. Thus, when it comes to state interests, Turkey is not at all interested in what is “painful” for the EU or the so-called international community. Just as he was not interested in 1974 when the latter was occupying Northern Cyprus. And the not effective statements of the EU, which have been going on for decades, are a vivid example of the fact that they will not provide any security guarantee to the countries that are victims of aggression in the face of the Turkish threat.

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