Turkish claims on Turkish Cypriot’s rights protection are unfounded, Government says

The Cypriot government described Turkey’s claims over the protection of the Turkish Cypriot as unfounded, stating that the government has never sought to usurp the rights of the T/Cs.
In response to remarks by Turkish MFA spokesman over the joint statements made by the Foreign Ministers of Cyprus and Italy, Government Spokesman Kyriakos Kousios said in written statement, that the Turkish claims are unfounded and come in contrast with the International Law and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
He also added that Turkey’s assertions contrast the convergences achieved during UN-led talks between Demetris Christofias and Mehmet Ali Talat, which have been reaffirmed in talks between Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and T/c leader Mustafa Akinci with regard to the ownership, management and sharing of possible proceeds from utilisation of the R


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