President Ersin Tatar on Tuesday condemned the use of abusive and contemptible language directed against the late Turkish Cypriot leader Dr Fazıl Küçük, who had led the Turkish Cypriots in their struggle for freedom and independence.
In a written statement issued on Tuesday, President Tatar said that the insult against Dr Fazıl Küçük was an attack on the Turkish Cypriot people and that he will not remain a bystander or allow such insults to go unanswered.
Stating that the idea of a two-state solution model was greatly supported by the public with only several weeks left to the informal five-plus-one meeting in Geneva, Tatar said that efforts to polarize the Turkish Cypriot people through provocative news and manipulate perceptions had intensified in recent days.
“These attacks are aimed at severing the unbreakable tie between the Turkish Cypriot people and motherland Turkey, he said, adding that they were well aware of the purpose of these ugly and offensive attacks towards Dr Fazıl Küçük.
“As from the 1940s, Dr Fazıl Küçük had led the struggle of the Turkish Cypriots for freedom and independence, so that we would not become slaves to the Greek Cypriots. He continued with this struggle until his last breath. It is supercilious at the very least for anyone to insult and attack Dr Fazıl Küçük, a man who was always inspired by the principles of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and who devoted his entire life to the struggle of Turkish Cypriots with the understanding that the “Cyprus issue cannot be solved without Turkey,” Tatar said.
Meanwhile, President Tatar instructed the Chief of Police Ahmet Soyalın to launch legal action on the issue.