North Cyprus Turkish Republic, Lefkosha, 14 November / Trend corr. R.Hafizoglu / President of North Cyprus Turkish Republic Mehmet Ali Telet does not believe in the European Union (EU), Trend correspondent reported from Lefkosa. The EU uses two standards in solution of the Cyprus problem, Telet said.
According to the President, the EU is not interested in solution of the Cyprus problem as it was earlier. "The Cyprus Greek Republic, which is located in the south of the island, should not be admitted to the EU without solution of the Cyprus problem. However, the country was accepted to the organization and this action is injustice toward the North Cyprus Turkish Republic," Telet said.
At present discussions are being held with the Greek Cyprus to solve the Cyprus problem, Telet said: "If we reach agreement and confederative state is established in the island, the Turkish troops will not completely leave the island and one part of them will remain there." However, Telet said that it is incorrect to regard North Cyprus Turkish Republic as a part of Turkey, because Cyprus pursues own independent policy.
Cyprus is an island, located in the Mediterranean Sea and at 65 km distance of Turkey. People of Cyprus consist of Greek and Turkish. A united state existed in the island by 1974. The independent North Cyprus Turkish Republic was established in part of Cyprus populated Turks through Turkey's military intervention, when the Cyprus Greeks began to realize Enosis operation, which targeted to unite Cyprus to Greece. However, only Turkey recognizes this country. The International community only recognizes Greek Cyprus State in the south of the island. Although the United Nations and European Union sought to unite two states in the island, it was fruitless. Annan Plan referendum, which was more important than other initiatives, could not be realized in 2004, as the Cyprus Turkish accepted, whilst Greek people rejected.