'Turk Cyprus should be integrated to int'l community'

Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen.Yasar Buyukanit said Thursday it is a must to integrate Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to the international community.

'Turk Cyprus should be integrated to int'l community'
"Cyprus incidents did not begin in 1974, as some claim, but ended at that date," Gen. Buyukanit said during his visit to Mehmetcik village in Karpaz region of TRNC.

Gen. Buyukanit said Turkish Armed Forces is not an invading force and it is in the island to assure the security of Turkish Cypriots.

"Turkish soldiers will always stand by you until a fair and lasting peace is ensured in the island," he told Cypriot Turks.

Gen. Buyukanit also said Turkish Cypriots do not deserve the isolation they are facing.

"Therefore, the blockade must be ended, and Turkish Cypriots must be integrated into the international community as soon as possible," he also said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Mart 2008, 16:47