KKE:'The Cyprus Issue is a problem of invasion and occupation'

The GS of the CC of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumpas made a statement on the recent developments in the Cyprus issue after his meeting with the PM Alexis Tsipras

ICP, 10 January 2017

Solidnet reported that on Monday 9th of January, the GS of the CC of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumpas, met with the Prime Minister, in the framework of the round of meetings conducted by Alexis Tsipras with the Party Leaders in order to inform them about the developments concerning the Cyprus negotiations.

Koutsoumpas made the following statement after the meeting:

"The Cyprus Issue is a problem of invasion and occupation.

If we want to talk about a negotiation which will lead to a solution, that means first of all the immediate withdrawal of all the occupation forces. That means the abolition of the regime of guarantees.

A solution means one state and not two states. A single, viable state, with one sovereignty, one citizenship, one international personality, a common homeland for Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots, without foreign bases, guarantors and protectors.

Today, the negotiation is essentially being undermined first and foremost by the Turkish leadership, as well by the Turkish-Cypriot one, with the involvement of other powers and big interests, such as the USA, as it is a negotiation that in essence takes place in the framework of a dichotomous solution.

What is needed today is the greatest possible vigilance on the part of the people of Greece and the people of Cyprus"