Erdoğan speaks on Cyprus issue
Date Added: 23 September 2022

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan came together with journalists at Turkevi on the last day of his New York contacts.

Erdoğan gave an important message about the recognition of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) while speaking with journalists.

“I hope that with the recognition of the TRNC in the coming period, a very different future awaits there,” Erdoğan said.

“Of course, we would be pleased if direct flights from Russia to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus begin. Another very important aspect of this is: As you know, the tourist potential of Russia is very high,” he added.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan completed his contacts in the US.

Erdoğan who came together with journalists at Turkevi on the last day of his New York contacts gave an important message about the recognition of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

“I hope that with the recognition of the TRNC in the coming period, a very different future awaits there,” he said.

Asked whether there will be any concrete steps regarding the recognition of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and what steps can be expected from the world in this direction, Erdoğan stressed that Türkiye’s policy towards Northern Cyprus was clear and unquestionable.

“We do not see Northern Cyprus as a random country. We accept it as ourselves, we see it that way, and we will continue to see it that way” the Turkish President said adding that he also touched upon the Northern Cyprus issue during his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“I have been mentioning this issue to him constantly. We have always repeated and expressed to all the leaders we have hosted in our country or we visited our just struggle in Cyprus and that the issue should be resolved in a just and permanent way,” Erdoğan noted.

Expressing that he would be pleased if direct flights from Russia to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus begin, he said “another very important aspect is that Russia carries a very high potential in terms of tourists. One of the most important income sources of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is tourism. I believe that such a flow in tourism to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus will lead to a serious economic leap for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.”

“It is already a country with a very good infrastructure for tourism. The results to be obtained in this regard will carry the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus much further. I hope that with the recognition of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in the coming period, a very different future awaits there,” Erdoğan added.