Greece Can Defend Cyprus’ Sovereign Rights



Panayiotis Beglitis
Greece is in a position to defend the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus, emanating from the Law of the Sea, Greek Minister of Defence Panayiotis Beglitis said on Friday, noting that Greece has a duty to make Turkey liable to international law.
Briefing the Standing Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Parliament on bilateral relations between Greece and Israel, in view of his forthcoming visit to Israel, and commenting on Turkish threats against the cooperation between Cyprus and Israel, and explorations for natural gas, Beglitis said that “we recognise and are in a position to defend the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus, emanating from the international Law of the Sea.“
“The Republic of Cyprus is at the heart of our defence pact and we will defend these principles, if and when necessary. Beyond the threats and the continuing review policy of Turkey, we have the determination and necessary means to handle it. We have a duty, by undertaking dynamic initiatives, to make Turkey liable in the area of international law,“ he said.
(source: cna)


10 COMMENTS

  1. here we go, up coming war with Turks t ditract attention from Greek polititans stealing all   EU funds and making Greeks bankrupt, oh yes lets go to war with Turkey  south waters of  Greeks Cyprus do not belong soley to them it belongs to entire Island.and dividens should be divided ,and I do not see Greek army is any match to 6th fire power(Global Fire poer website) in the World Turkey,

  2. Good time for Kurds to take back their land.  They are supported and trained by Israel.  When Turkish terrorists taking a boat to Israel went to commit terror, Israel knew how to deal with “6th fire power” Monica. 

  3.  Turkey must Stop its Gunboat Diplomacy ,in order to Join the EU
     
     Turkey has the same old story for its failure  to harmonize itself with the EU rules of the protocol ,and threatens to freeze  its relationship with EU if Cyprus takes the EU presidency and Cyprus problem remains unresolved by the summer of 2012.. Turkey also blames everybody else but not itself for not complying  with the rules of the protocol which it signed but  doesn’t want to open up its ports and airports to Cyprus  vessels, and doesn’t  even recognize EU Cyprus. Turkey’s attitude must change if it really wants to join with EU family of civilized nations must recognize at least their existence . Turkey, not only doesn’t recognize EU Cyprus, but also the recent insults and treats of Erdogan, and foreign minister Davutoglu  against Cyprus for  its oil drilling exploration makes it more difficult for Turkey to amicably get out of Cyprus and solve Turkey’s aggression of the  illegal invasion and occupation of 37% of EU Cyprus.  
      Cyprus, is a UN and EU member state has every legitimate right to drill anywhere in its territorial  ground and sea  waters . Turkey illegally and in violation of UN ,Security council and international law occupies illegally 37% of EU Cyprus . Turkey is an outlaw country which committed crimes against the Greek Cypriots and Humanity since 1974, which are. 1) Turkey  in violation of all UN ,Security council ,and in violation of International law,and EU protocol,invaded illegally Cyprus,and Attila army  committed the ethnic cleansing of 200,000 Greek Cypriots .2)Turkey desecrated more than 550 Greek Christian Churches ,3) Turkey transferred  Hundreds of Thousands of Anatolian illegal settlers from Turkey and housed them in the stolen properties of the uprooted 200,000 Greek Cypriots,in  violation of  the 1949 Geneva convention. 4)Turkey is bullying  EU  Cyprus a UN member state ,and Turkey still holds EU accession talks without shame . while it has under illegal occupation 37% of  Cyprus soil  in violation of all laws and EU protocol. Therefore Turkey is the aggressor and violator of the law. 5 Turkey’s army still remains unpunished for the crimes of more than six thousand Greek  Cypriots. 6) Turkey ‘s Attila still remains unpunished for the thousands of rapes and killings of Children women and old pensioners civilians who were not armed and posed no danger to the Attila army of occupation. 7) Turkey still  refuses to acknowledge the fate of more than sixteen Hundred Greek Cypriots who went missing since the illegal 1974 Turkey’s invasion of Cyprus. 8) Turkey pretends that nothing happened but sill occupies the Ghost  Town of Famagusta in barbed wires and doesn’t permit its legitimate Cypriot EU Citizens to returned  to their properties  and houses. Turkey has pillaged ,looted thousands of antiquities and other arts and Cypriot treasures. 10) Turkey destroyed the Greek  Cypriot  Cultural and religious heritage and so called “free World ” keeps its eyes and ears closed and does not punish Turkey.   We Strongly believe that EU  must cut off its accession talks with Turkey until  the Attila army of occupation and the Hundreds of Thousands  of Turkey’s illegal Anatolian settlers get out of EU Cyprus. Turkey is in no position to say anything or to bully  the legitimate Republic of Cyprus for not exploring its oil or Gas deposits or  resources located in the Ground or sea. The International community has a responsibility to enforce  the law.and to place sanctions  against Turkey,for its violations of the law.  Turkey’s Prime Minister  Erdogan ,and foreign minister Davutoglu ‘s insults and threats against Cyprus  not to exploit  its oil resources, shows clearly Turkey’s real intension’s for occupying Cyprus..  Turkey is bullying EU Cyprus and wants to enslave Cyprus and this the reason that Turkey invaded Cyprus in 1974 to begin with, not for the sake of the 18% Turkish Cypriot minority which was used as poor excuse to invade It. Finally Turkey showed clearly its Barbaric aggression and intension’s of expansionism in gun boat diplomacy  against  Cyprus.
      Since Britain the so called “Guarantor ” remained an insticator Helping Turkey , on the divide and rule policy and only a silent observer for Turkey’s illegal  1974 invasion ,37% occupation and destruction o Cyprus,also silent observer onTurkeys recent threats of Erdogan, and Davutoglu Bullying against Cyprus, Greece and EU, and the International community  have a moral duty, and a responsibility, to enforce the principles of International Law and the sesolutions of UN security council and to pressure Turkey not to behave like a Barbarian, but to abide by the laws  and Justice.must  be given to Cyprus victim from  Turkey’s aggression .   
     
     Sincerely. E. Nondas

  4.  Turkey must Stop its Gunboat Diplomacy ,in order to Join the EU
     
     Turkey has the same old story for its failure  to harmonize itself with the EU rules of the protocol ,and threatens to freeze  its relationship with EU if Cyprus takes the EU presidency and Cyprus problem remains unresolved by the summer of 2012.. Turkey also blames everybody else but not itself for not complying  with the rules of the protocol which it signed but  doesn’t want to open up its ports and airports to Cyprus  vessels, and doesn’t  even recognize EU Cyprus. Turkey’s attitude must change if it really wants to join with EU family of civilized nations must recognize at least their existence . Turkey, not only doesn’t recognize EU Cyprus, but also the recent insults and treats of Erdogan, and foreign minister Davutoglu  against Cyprus for  its oil drilling exploration makes it more difficult for Turkey to amicably get out of Cyprus and solve Turkey’s aggression of the  illegal invasion and occupation of 37% of EU Cyprus.  
      Cyprus, is a UN and EU member state has every legitimate right to drill anywhere in its territorial  ground and sea  waters . Turkey illegally and in violation of UN ,Security council and international law occupies illegally 37% of EU Cyprus . Turkey is an outlaw country which committed crimes against the Greek Cypriots and Humanity since 1974, which are. 1) Turkey  in violation of all UN ,Security council ,and in violation of International law,and EU protocol,invaded illegally Cyprus,and Attila army  committed the ethnic cleansing of 200,000 Greek Cypriots .2)Turkey desecrated more than 550 Greek Christian Churches ,3) Turkey transferred  Hundreds of Thousands of Anatolian illegal settlers from Turkey and housed them in the stolen properties of the uprooted 200,000 Greek Cypriots,in  violation of  the 1949 Geneva convention. 4)Turkey is bullying  EU  Cyprus a UN member state ,and Turkey still holds EU accession talks without shame . while it has under illegal occupation 37% of  Cyprus soil  in violation of all laws and EU protocol. Therefore Turkey is the aggressor and violator of the law. 5 Turkey’s army still remains unpunished for the crimes of more than six thousand Greek  Cypriots. 6) Turkey ‘s Attila still remains unpunished for the thousands of rapes and killings of Children women and old pensioners civilians who were not armed and posed no danger to the Attila army of occupation. 7) Turkey still  refuses to acknowledge the fate of more than sixteen Hundred Greek Cypriots who went missing since the illegal 1974 Turkey’s invasion of Cyprus. 8) Turkey pretends that nothing happened but sill occupies the Ghost  Town of Famagusta in barbed wires and doesn’t permit its legitimate Cypriot EU Citizens to returned  to their properties  and houses. Turkey has pillaged ,looted thousands of antiquities and other arts and Cypriot treasures. 10) Turkey destroyed the Greek  Cypriot  Cultural and religious heritage and so called “free World ” keeps its eyes and ears closed and does not punish Turkey.   We Strongly believe that EU  must cut off its accession talks with Turkey until  the Attila army of occupation and the Hundreds of Thousands  of Turkey’s illegal Anatolian settlers get out of EU Cyprus. Turkey is in no position to say anything or to bully  the legitimate Republic of Cyprus for not exploring its oil or Gas deposits or  resources located in the Ground or sea. The International community has a responsibility to enforce  the law.and to place sanctions  against Turkey,for its violations of the law.  Turkey’s Prime Minister  Erdogan ,and foreign minister Davutoglu ‘s insults and threats against Cyprus  not to exploit  its oil resources, shows clearly Turkey’s real intension’s for occupying Cyprus..  Turkey is bullying EU Cyprus and wants to enslave Cyprus and this the reason that Turkey invaded Cyprus in 1974 to begin with, not for the sake of the 18% Turkish Cypriot minority which was used as poor excuse to invade It. Finally Turkey showed clearly its Barbaric aggression and intension’s of expansionism in gun boat diplomacy  against  Cyprus.
      Since Britain the so called “Guarantor ” remained an insticator Helping Turkey , on the divide and rule policy and only a silent observer for Turkey’s illegal  1974 invasion ,37% occupation and destruction o Cyprus,also silent observer onTurkeys recent threats of Erdogan, and Davutoglu Bullying against Cyprus, Greece and EU, and the International community  have a moral duty, and a responsibility, to enforce the principles of International Law and the sesolutions of UN security council and to pressure Turkey not to behave like a Barbarian, but to abide by the laws  and Justice.must  be given to Cyprus victim from  Turkey’s aggression .   
     
     Sincerely. E. Nondas

  5. Nondas, well said. I couldn’t have said it any better my self. I will add that the day will come when Turkey will fracture and we will see independent states imerge. The first will be for the Kurds. JS you are right when you say that Israel will assist the Kurds, there is an old proverb that is appropriate in in this case and that is “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”.

  6.     Monica, I believe you should know a little better before you start giving dividends.  I thing you know  history in Turkey’s benefit only ,little you know the  Geography and thehistorical  facts about Cyprus. Cyprus is the Island which gave birth  to  Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of love and beauty,that is how long  Historically the Greek  Cypriots inhabit the Island. The Muslim inhabitants of Cyprus were renamed Turkish Cypriots by the British  as a first step in their divide and rule policy,and practically ( helped ) ordered Turkey to lay claims against Cyprus which Turkey refuse more than three times in the early fifties and went along only  after guided presure  from the British, in the times of Anthony Enden and Macmillan 1955 . The British hated  mistrusted the Greeks and were always behind the Turkish propaganda anti Greek Cypriot no freedom for them  and behind Turkey’s demand to divide Cyprus since 1949 and even earlier  . More than 25,000 Greek Cypriots volunteers  fought against Nazi Germanyfor the freedom of the West  in the second word war,along with the western  allies, while Turkey was an Ally with Germany during the first world war, Greece fought  against Germany in both world wars but Turkey  remained neutral in the second world war but was supplying Germany with material for Bombs manufacturing. Greeks will fight again for their Freedomif they have to ,against any invader and they are not afraid to do so.   Turkey illegally invaded sovereign Republic of Cyprus and occupies 37% of Cyprus soil 85% of which belongs to the Greek Cypriots  which is EU territory since 2004.  Cyprus is UN,and EU member state Turkey doesn’t belong to EU , Turkey is an Asiatic  country composed of stolen territories, land  taken by the force of war from Millions of Greeks Armenians Syrians Kurds and many others who were EXTERMINATED from Asia Minor  during the last Hundred fifty  years,presently called Turkey. It is about time that Greece must put claims about those territories in Turkey and to reclaim  these territories ,Constantinople, Pergamos, Trapezus, Chalkedon   Nikomedia,,Alikarnasos Heraclea, Nicea,Prusa Ephesos, Miletos,Aphrodisias,, Smyrna,Philadelpia,Amorion, Caesaria,Doryleon  Ankara , Just to name a few. Then we can share with whatever Turkey exports 50% to Greeks 30% to Armenians 20% to Kurds  and whatever is left to share among other ethnicity living in Turkey, and this is JUST and Fair..   Nondas

  7. The Turks should be pressured by the international community to leave the Turkish occupied areas of Kurdistan in south east Anatolia before they massacre more Kurdish people who only want peace with their Turkish neighbours. Kurdistan is more than capable of defending their homeland if they are pushed to the limits. Remember they total some 60 million covering parts of Iran, Iraq and Syria and about 30 million in the Turkish occupied territories alone.

  8. Derviş Eroğlu should remember that northern Cyprus declared independence from the Republic of Cyprus in 1983. So how does the north have any claim over drilling operations which are, to date, entirely off the southern coast of the island? Or has the north changed its mind about independence now there might be oil and gas off the south of the island?

  9. Monica.
    Turkey is preventing me to live in my home in famagusta! They have recognised the whole geographic area of republic of Cyrpus in 1960 when it was given an unworkable independence by Britain.
    There is no Northern, Eastern, Western, Southern Cyprus. Its an island …duhh!
    They have no right to be there.
    Many of the inhabitants were converted to so-called ‘Turkish Cypriots’ in order that they mey save themselves or their property during the Ottoman Rule.
    Turkey has been steadily colonising Cyprus since 1974.
    Churches have been used as animal farms.
    There has only been one republic of Cyprus since 1960 which is now part of the European Union.
    Turkey with ‘European Aspirations’ is preventing hundres of thousands of Cypriots and Britons from living in their homes.
    The term Turkish Cypriots is a misnomer as there are Cypiots of Turkish, Greek, Brritish, Russian, Armenian etc origin who are prevented form living in their homes.
    John

  10. I agree with monica, I think some people loves eggrate things and spill gasoline on the fire and they are the first one who runs away. Many of them talk on their side of story or making them or showing them innocent.. Sorry, but no one is innocent on this world. I think Greek cypriots forget massacre they created in 60s !!! And, at that time because some countries back them up and rub their backs and made the greek cypriots to do their dirty jobs for them which later resulted with 2 ultimatom and finaly Turkish Army storm in to island , then simply said , I use my international right to protect Turks living in island,  like russia did on Georgia !!! And many other countries did.. Have you ever seen the massacrate Turks pictures from 60s by greek cypriots ? Ohh.. sorry , dirty jobs they have done which other countries could not do it !!! Finaly, where were all those countries who were rubbing greek cypriots , go.. go .. do it son saying and suddenly they dissappear and shut their mouth when the turkish military storm in !!! You see my friend , people say everything and push you to do their jobs and your job to know who to listen and use your own common sense..  I believe , no matter what is your religion , actualy in any religion and true believers of god , never approve to killing another GOD IMAGES (human) because, god created human on his own image.. So, if you are real believer then you should not support this type of ideas.. About the kurds, You are doing exactly same things now !!!!  Ohh.. giving them idea and take your lands back etc… Heyy,, you forgatten one thing , turks have been living on this part of the world nearly thousand years… So, they become the part of this part..  I just wonder , would you think same if turks was christian but not muslim and kurds was muslim ? I do not think so, so you are racist and one kind a humanity can not stand and I do not believe you are true believer of god. Because, all religions forbid the wars and killing another. And, I do not understand israeli people !!  I think they forget their short passed history !!!  About world war 2 and adolph hitler !!! and they have been genocide !!! And, guess which country help them out during the war , american, brits and other they just defend their land and soverignty !!! Turks… and even gave them citizenship to protect Nazi Germany and now they pay back Turks by helping Kurds, train and arming them to kill many innocent people in Turkey . Ohh, also they forgat again when 
    İnquisition courst start killing many Jews ( 1807 end date) and Turkish King sent his fleet to save them and pronance them as citizen of Ottoman empire to save from Spanish anger and brought them to Istanbul and gave them land. And, yet they are paying the turks back now by not only helping and arming the kurds also sending some their own volunteer military personal to fight along side them. So, no matter who you are , but you never be a 2 faces.. Do you think , they will be friend with you to forever !!! No, when things go wrong and when they see no more benefit to them , they will turn against you too..  Greek cypriots had their chance to live in peace untill 60 s.. Even till 1974 , till finaly Turksih Army to storm in to the island. Now, you think Turkey will not go in to the war !!  Ohh, yes you owe 110 billion Euro dept, and army hardly find petrol to run all their equipment and finaly people hardly making their living and you suggestion and pushing the turks to start war with you . 

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