AKP deputy Chairman Çelik: TRNC is a sovereign state
Date Added: 25 November 2022

Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) deputy chairman and Party Spokesperson Ömer Çelik stated that there are two equal peoples in Cyprus and that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is a sovereign state.

He emphasized that Türkiye will support the rights and interests of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus until the very end.

The Justice and Development Party deputy Chairman and Party Spokesperson Ömer Çelik held a press conference and evaluated the important developments that have taken place in foreign politics by saying “Undoubtedly, the most important of these is the acceptance of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as an Observer to the Organization of Turkic States”

He also said that Türkiye completely rejects letters written by some countries especially the European Union that contain threats, blackmails or targets Turkic States due to the step taken by the Organisation of Turkic States.

Emphasizing that there are two peoples on the island, Çelik said that the EU accepted South Cyprus as the sole representative of an island that was already problematic and divided and expected the Turkish Cypriot side to make all the concessions.

“Everyone should know that no matter what, there are two equal peoples on this island and the TRNC is a sovereign state. The Republic of Türkiye will always support the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The Turkish Cypriot peoples cause is our cause,” said Çelik.

He also said that the point reached is a success for the TRNC and added that it was Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who followed all the developments closely and petitioned in favour of their implementation.

“This is a historic moment and a great success. Hopefully we will see new developments taking place for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus together,” said Çelik.