President Rauf Denktas said that the
UN Secretary General’s report has not gone further than thanking the
Turkish Cypriot side for its YES vote in the referendum.
The President said the report appears
to have fallen short of satisfying the expectations of the Turkish
Cypriot side, and complained that the Greek Cypriots joined the
European Union as the legitimate government of Cyprus in spite of
their rejection of the Annan Plan.
`It has become clear that Cyprus is
being seen as a country owned by Greek Cypriots under the false
title of the Cyprus Government, and the Turkish Cypriot people as a
community living in this country calling for an end to its
unjustified punishment` he said.
The president points to the Secretary
General’s comments that the Greek Cypriots had not rejected only the
Annan Plan but also the chances of reconciling with the Turkish
Cypriots, and says the Greek Cypriots have been doing this for the
last forty years, because of the unjust and one-sided UN
President Denktas accused the UN
Secretary General of on the one hand, welcoming Greece’s policy of
not interfering in Greek Cypriots’ internal affairs, while, on the
other hand, thanking Turkey for encouraging Turkish Cypriots to
approve the Annan Plan.
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