'Negotiations are underway in Cyprus between Demetris Christofias and Mehmet Ali Talat towards reaching a solution to the Cyprus Question. The Turkish side wishes to see the continuation of the system of guarantees established by the Treaty of Guarantee of 1960 or even the creation of a new mechanism of guarantees.
Turkey's President Gul repeated the usual, and oft-repeated, positions during his address to the 2008 UN General Assembly, where the Cyprus issue was the very last item in his speech (view video).
'This cannot be acceptable. The Treaty of Guarantee was the alleged justification for Turkey’s use of force against Cyprus in 1974. An EU Member-State cannot be party to any system of third States’ rights over its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Cyprus must not become hostage once again.
'By the said petition we, as the civil society, aim to enhance the resistance to such plans while the negotiations for a solution are underway.'
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