The Turkish proposal for the creation of two states in Cyprus as well as the plans for the development of the enclosed area of Varosha poses a threat not only to the Republic of Cyprus but also to the security of the entire region, according to Senator Robert Menendez.
The head of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations emphasizes that it is the duty of the United States to ensure that the eyes of the people remain on Cyprus and that Ankara is held accountable for its actions.
“In simple terms, Erdogan is not a friend of the United States. I look forward to working with Secretary Blinken to explore new steps the Biden administration can take to ensure that President Erdogan faces additional consequences for violating international law and for his overt determination to steal from the Cypriots the control of their fate. “As the United States, we must remain steadfast in our commitment to helping end the tragic division of this island nation,” Menendez said.
Speaking of a bleak anniversary, the head of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations said that history has shown that the events of the illegal invasion only served to safeguard Turkey’s increasingly aggressive and dangerous stance, which runs counter to the national security interests of the US and their closest allies and partners.