The attack on the offices of the newspaper ‘Afrika’ in occupied Cyprus and its aftermath prove once again the danger of the continued illegal occupation, but also of seeking a solution to the Cyprus problem on the basis of the ‘Bizonal Bicommunal Federation’.
At the same time, AKP youth leaders in the occupied territories have admitted that Mehmet Demirci, Erdoğan’s advisor and the chairman of the AKP branch in the occupied territories, and Turkey’s ‘ambassador’ to the occupied territories intervened to free settlers who had participated in the acts of vandalism.
Mehmet Ipek, a settler himself and the chairman of the so-called brotherhood, solidarity and culture association of the settlers from Alexandretta (Hatay) (linked to AKP), appears in photographs to be throwing stones at the offices of ‘Afrika’; afterwards he posted on Facebook photographs of a ‘reception’ at the ‘parliament’ (next to the offices of ‘Afrika’) with ‘Members’ of the Party of National Unity (UBP) and UBP Chairman Hüseyin Özgürgün.
In view of the above, will the Commission say:
Will it officially and publicly declare that the person controlling the occupied territories of northern Cyprus is Erdoğan and not the leader of the ruling political party there?
Will it impose sanctions on Turkey for its failure to withdraw its occupying troops and settlers from the occupied territories?
Does it still believe that Turkey should receive EU funding?