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Erdogan: Turkey’s troops in Cyprus “forever”

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday the Greek side was once again avoiding a solution to the Cyprus problem, warning that a solution without Turkey should not be expected.

“We have told Cyprus and Greece clearly that they should not expect a solution without Turkey as guarantor. We are going to be there forever,” Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul after Friday prayers.

Speaking a day after U.N.-hosted talks broke up in Geneva, Erdogan said it was out of the question for Turkish troops to pull out of Cyprus unless both sides pulled out.

In reference to the maps both sides presented in Geneva, Erdogan said it was out of the question for Karpas to be handed over to the Greek Cypriots.

The Turkish president also commented on the return of the ghost town of Varosha.

“If you want Varosha to be opened up for use, Kokkina (Erenkoy) and Morphou (Guzelyurt) should be joined and be given to the TRNC. Open Varosha and closed Varosha would then be given to the Greek Cypriot administration,” he said.

He said the coastline dispute was over while the Annan Plan no longer had any validity.

On rotating presidency, Erdogan said there would not be a one term Turkish Cypriot presidency for a four term Greek Cypriot one. It was only fair for there to be a 1 to 2 ratio, he added.

PS Good move by President Anastasiades to expose Turkey’s lifelong aggression internationally.


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  1. “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers…”
    ―Recep Tayyip Erdogan

    They will not leave from Western Europe either and refuse to integrate there. Erdogan and several of his side kicks also said that they consider Bosnia and Kosovo “Turkish lands” and will defend them. He also flooded Europe with migrants that go on a crime spree in Europe (and I have statistics, Xenos, to back that claim up as I told you that that would happen).
    Any doubts on the intentions of this man and his followers?

    • You are posting garbage again. Please stop it.

      • No, you are the one that is posting garbage. And then you use foul language against everybody that does not agree with your narrative. And when somebody says something about it, then you say “I call it as I see it”. Because you have a distorted communist view of the world. And militancy is never far away with SJW and communists.
        I use statistics, like the ones I used when we clashed over the distribution of migrants/refugees that came into Europe. I analysed stats of the UNHCR. I made calcalations per month and on the total proving my claim that the majority (>50%) were single males. You used the numbers of one month (the month November I believe) when there were more families than single males and presented that as the total. Then you recently called my numerations amateurish but you just beasically did something fraudulent. And then there are the crime statistics in Germany that shows that migrants committed 10s if not 100s of thousands of crimes in Germany. And these are the ones they manage to solve. You can’t beat official statistics but you will say that stats from the police and the prosecution are fascist anyway.

        • I repeat: you are posting right wing amateurish garbage. Since it is my professional activity to deal with exactly these data, I know them inside out. YOu know nothing other than right wing propaganda which you try to sustain with false data.

          • Then you are unprofessional. You never ever refuted my claim that you simply took the number for the month of November 2015 from the UNHCR site and presented it as the average for the whole year. You not refuting that goes in your favor. But it also cannot be denied because all statistics show that I am right and that you are wrong: the majority of people coming into Europe (at least >50%, or 58% as I showed) are single males.
            I always said that Europe only has itself to blame for supporting America’s disastrous foreig policy in MENA, I also said that Europe should accept real refugees and families. Also right wing propaganda from my part?
            Are police crime statistics in Germany also right wing propaganda?
            I told you back then that what we see now with the crime wave in Germany and Sweden committed by single males, often operating in groups, would happen. And they spoil it for the ones that are real refugees.
            Many of them come in without papers or with forged papers but are still allowed entry or are allowed to stay. Hardly any of the ones that commit crimes are kicked out. There are hundreds of jihadis in Europe the intelligence community has lost track of. Asylum centers are recruiting grounds for terrorists and breeding ground for extremism. Under cover voulunteers have proven that.
            We saw in Paris, Nice and Berlin what that leads to.
            Why don’t you ever speak out against that?

          • I am bored with your nonsense. If you think that I don’t know how to use statistics when I actually compile them, and they are cited as the most reliable by the IMF, World Bank, and other experts…

            The clear total pattern since January 2015 is that male immigrants are less than women and children. Shouting insults about this or that, and impugning professionals is what pieces of excrement like Trump do. Feek free to copy him. And we shall feel free to laugh at you.

          • You are the one that is always shouting insults at everybody here who does not agree with you. So you ridicule yourself once again. Remember, I used UNHCR’s own statistics. You simply take UNHCR figure of one month and presented them here as the overall for 2015. Some expert you are! And you claim your “stats” are cited by the IMF and WB as the most reliable while here all the time you trash the IMF….
            If they only would read your comments here then they would know “how reliable your stats are”….
            You equate with me “excrement pieces like Trump” but remember, it is you who shouts insults all the time so I think you have more in commom with Trump than I do. But I think you really have more in common with SJW, millennials and snowflakes that want safe spaces. Because they are all very intolerant of people that don’t share their opinion. That is also an attribute of the radical left. Remember, anti-fascism is the new fascism. And you, just like them, can’t handle it when they are beaten.
            Tell me, did you come here to comment or to get an *ss whooping all the time?