US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a phone conversation with Greek Foreign Minister Christodoulides. During the meeting, it was reported that the issue of opening Closed Varosha within the borders of the TRNC was discussed.
It was reported that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides talked over the phone and discussed the opening of Closed Varosha within the borders of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
In the statement made by the US Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, the details of the meeting between Pompeo and Christodoulides were shared.
At the meeting, Pompeon expressed his concern that a part of Varosha was opened to the public after 46 years, “Minister Pompeo stated that this provocative step is against UN Security Council resolutions 550 and 789 and will not help negotiations.” was evaluated.
However, in the statement, which stated that Pompeon called for the revocation of the decision to open Maraş, it was noted that the UNSC reminded the Maraş meeting and the presidential statement on 9 October.
“The United States continues to support a comprehensive solution that will benefit all Cypriots and the entire region to reunite the island into a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation,” the statement said. expression was used.
During his visit to Ankara on October 6, TRNC Prime Minister Ersin Tatar stated that they brought the works to a stage in line with the road map they prepared for the opening of Maraş and that they took the first concrete step.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said about Varosha, “It is an indisputable fact that Varosha is the territory of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The right of disposition here also belongs to the Turkish Cypriot authorities.” had found the explanation.
Opened to the public after 46 years on October 8, Maraş attracts great attention from the people of the region.