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2021-07-24 The Grand Turk
UN Security Council slams decision to reopen Cyprus suburb
[SHAFAQ] The U.N. Security Council condemned the decision by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
and Ottoman Turkish Cypriots to reopen a residential section of an abandoned suburb on Friday and called for "the immediate reversal" of this unilateral action, warning that it could raise tensions on the divided Mediterranean island.A presidential statement approved by all 15 council members at an open meeting reiterated that any attempt to settle any part of the Varosha suburb "by people other than its inhabitants is inadmissible."

The statement’s adoption followed a closed-door briefing to the council Wednesday by the outgoing U.N. special representative that focused on Ottoman Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar’s announcement Tuesday that a 3.5 square-kilometer (1.35 square-mile) section of Varosha would revert from military to civilian control.

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He made it ahead of a military parade attended by Ottoman Turkish President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than there are in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really most important...
to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the Ottoman Turkish invasion of Cyprus.

The island was divided into a breakaway Ottoman Turkish Cypriot north and an internationally recognized Greek Cypriot south in 1974 following Turkey’s invasion, which was triggered by a coup aimed at Cyprus’ union with Greece. Cyprus is a member of the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
but the breakaway north is only recognized by Turkey, which is not an EU member.

Varosha is a suburb of Famagusta, a city that was Cyprus’ pre-1974 tourism hub thanks to its pristine beaches and modern hotels. After Varosha’s 15,000 Greek Cypriot residents fled in the face of advancing Ottoman Turkish troops, the area was fenced-off to prevent any access until last October when Ottoman Turkish and Ottoman Turkish Cypriot authorities announced its "re-opening."

Varosha’s former residents have denounced the latest move by Ottoman Turkish Cypriots and Turkey as a bid to take advantage of their desperation over the area’s future and to psychologically pressure them into selling off their properties. Many Ottoman Turkish Cypriots also condemned the move as undermining ongoing efforts at reconciliation between the two communities.

The Security Council presidential statement says "no actions should be carried out in relation to Varosha that are not in accordance with its resolutions."

A May 11, 1984 resolution says the Security Council "considers any attempts to settle any part of Varosha by people other than its inhabitants as inadmissible and calls for the transfer of that area to the administration of the United Nations
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." A Sept. 14, 1992 resolution reiterates that to implement the 1984 resolution, the area under control of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Cyprus should "be extended to include Varosha."

The council statement stressed the importance of respecting its resolutions, including the transfer of Varosha to U.N. administration and respect for the freedom of movement of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Cyprus.

Council diplomats said that at the request of India and China language was added to the original text specifically mentioning Turkey and the Ottoman Turkish Cypriots.

The final statement says: "The Security Council condemns the announcement in Cyprus by Ottoman Turkish and Ottoman Turkish Cypriot leaders on July 20, 2021 on the further reopening of a part of the fenced-off area of Varosha. The Security Council expresses its deep regret regarding these unilateral actions that run contrary to its previous resolutions and statements."

The council called "for the immediate reversal of this course of action and the reversal of all steps taken on Varosha since October 2020" and underscored the need to avoid unilateral actions "that could raise tensions on the island and harm prospects for a settlement."

Numerous rounds of U.N. mediated talks aimed at reuniting Cyprus have ended in failure, with the last push for a peace deal in July 2017 ending in acrimony. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres
...Portuguese politician and diplomat, ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he was the UN High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015. He was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and was the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party from 1992 to 2002. He served as President of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005. In both a 2012 and 2014 poll, the Portuguese public ranked him as the best Prime Minister of the previous 30 years...
held informal talks with Greek and Ottoman Turkish Cypriot leaders in Geneva in April which failed to make headway on the island’s future but the U.N. chief said talks will continue, and "I do not give up."

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