European Parliament calls for Turkish military personnel to withdraw from Cyprus

The European Parliament passed a resolution on the 26th demanding that Turkey withdraw its military personnel from Cyprus and cancel the decision to reopen the town of Varosha in Northern Cyprus. The resolution condemns Turkey’s recent actions and warns that Turkey will face severe sanctions. Varosha should be returned to the legitimate residents, the resolution said. Except for legal residents, earthwork should not move to Varosha. Any other immigration is illegal. < / P > < p > the European Parliament is worried that reopening Varosha is intended to change the recognition of Varosha’s status and affect the return of indigenous residents. “The Turkish approach is unacceptable,” said David McAllister, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament < / P > < p > varo sand is located in Famagusta city in Northern Cyprus, which was once a resort. After Turkey sent troops to occupy Varosha in 1974, the original residents fled and Varosha was abandoned. In May 1984, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 550, which stipulates that no one other than the original residents can move into Varosha, and calls for the transfer of Varosha to the UN. In October, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Turkey announced the reopening of Varosha. The Security Council issued a presidential statement expressing serious concern about this, calling for the withdrawal of this decision and urging all parties to avoid any unilateral action that may lead to the escalation of tension. The statement reiterated the determination of Varosha’s status in the Security Council resolutions and stressed that no action should be taken against Varosha that is inconsistent with the relevant Security Council resolutions. < / P > < p > Greek officers in the National Guard of Cyprus staged a military coup in 1974 in an attempt to promote the movement of Sechi integration. Turkey intervened on the ground of protecting the local Turkish residents and controlled about one third of the northern part of the island. In 1983, the Turkish announced the establishment of the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” in the northern part of the island, which has only been recognized by Turkey. The United Nations has a peacekeeping force in Cyprus and has repeatedly mediated the negotiations between the leaders of the Greek and Turkish communities. Micro feature