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Press Release of the National Security Council
(Unofficial translation of the paragraphs related to the Cyprus issue)

At the meeting of the National Security Council held on 29 May 2001, the measures which were previously taken to strengthen TRNC economically, and latest developments regarding Cyprus have been reviewed in detail. In this context, the Council has made the following determinations.

The main reason why the Cyprus issue could not be resolved for 37 years is the Greek Cypriot party’s non-relinquishment of her false premises to convert Cyprus into a Greek island, and its efforts to maintain its title and claims, which are neither legitimate in terms of law nor by international treaties.

There exist two equal peoples and two equal sovereign states representing them respectively on the island. Reaching a mutually acceptable settlement in Cyprus depends on the acceptance of the fact that the two states in the island are sovereign equals. It was not possible to go anywhere with contrary claims as it will not be possible in the future. The existing two states are the starting points for any settlement.

Accession of the Greek Cypriot Administration to the EU as the result of her unilateral application which is in contravention of the 1960 Treaties, will not only deepen the division in the island but also bring uncertainty to peace and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean.

In Cyprus, it is out of question to return to the dark period of pre-1974 which inflicted great pain and sorrow on the Turkish Cypriots and to tolerate any fait accompli in this respect.