The Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States Congress, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, Turkey again, accusing him of undermining stability in the Eastern Mediterranean, after violating the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Cyprus.
“Turkey is once again undermining stability in the eastern Mediterranean, this time by violating the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Cyprus,” Menendez said in a tweet on Twitter on Sunday.
Turkey is once again undermining stability in the eastern Mediterranean, this time by violating the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Cyprus. The United States must support Cyprus and the EU must also fully support the vital interests of one of its member states. https://t.co/KcrXkT5eNY
– Senate Foreign Relations Committee (@SFRCdems) 10 October 2021
He also added: “The United States must support Cyprus and the European Union must fully support the vital interests of one of its member states.
The return of Turkish provocations
It is reported that the spokesperson for the Cypriot Foreign Ministry Demetris Samuel On October 7, he confirmed that Nicosia was witnessing a “resurgence of Turkish provocations” in the Mediterranean.
Samuel said in an interview with Al-Arabiya: “Turkey interferes and hinders the work of the Eastern Mediterranean project related to gas exploration and extraction”, stressing that “Ankara must respect international law” .
As for discussions on the future of the island of Cyprus, with both sides, he revealed: “We have clearly demanded a federal solution for the island. But Turkey rejects the federal solution and proposes the two-state solution, “stressing that” the two-state solution proposed by Ankara contradicts UN resolutions. “
The statements come as Turkey’s Foreign Ministry announced on October 6 that 63rd round of consultative talks between Turkey and Greece ends, which was held in Ankara and discussed their issues related to the Mediterranean.
AKP spokesman Omer Celik said the rights and interests of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus are a “red line” that Ankara will not allow to be violated.