Erdogan issues threat during visit to Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus

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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus on Monday and warned “if there are those who want to prevent peace, then we will be forced to implement a different plan.”

According to ekathimerini.com, Erdogan gave this statement during a joint press conference with the Turkish-Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar.

In his comments, Erdogan referred to Greece without naming it and said “those who engage in meaningless armament activities, which are against the balance on the island and in the region, should carefully consider the dangers that these activities will bring.”

Erdogan wins Turkey’s runoff election. Photo: Quds News Network / Twitter.

“The peace and security of the people on the island means our peace and security,” Erdogan added.

“Over half a century [in Cyprus] has been lost due to the uncompromising and maximalist approaches of the Greek-Cypriot side. No one can afford to lose another 50 years.

“Turkey will continue to resolutely support the rights and interests of Northern Cyprus.”

This is the first trip that Erdogan has made abroad after being re-elected in May. After his visit, Erdogan will travel to Azerbaijan on Tuesday.

Source: ekathimerini.com

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