Cyprus Conference to begin with the slogan “Dictator Erdoğan”

The Cyprus talks that began under UN supervision will continue today at an international conference held by the foreign ministers of guaranteer countries.

Turkish President Erdoğan will be protested in front of the UN building at the time the conference will start.

The first phase of the Cyprus negotiations that started with the talks between Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic President Mustafa Akıncı and Greek Leader Nikos Anastasiadis on January 9 in the UN Geneva Offices were completed yesterday when the parties submitted their maps to the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General Espen Barth Eide.


The Special Advisor Espen Barth Eide held a press conference again yesterday after the three day long talks and said the talks were positive. Eide had announced the conference to be attended by the Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was to also be participated by the Foreign Ministers of the guaranteer countries, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kocias and UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson.

The European Union (EU) will attend the conference as a special observer and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will give the opening speech. The main point on the agenda for the conference is the “Security and Guarantees” section, an essential one in the negotiations.

The most prominent and most important issue in the conference will be the state of the Turkish soldiers’ presence in Northern Cyprus.


On the other hand, organizations from Switzerland, Turkey and Kurdistan will hold a demonstration in front of the UN at the time of the conference. The protest is against Erdoğan, and it will still be carried out even though it was announced that Erdoğan won’t be able to attend the meeting. The organizations holding the protest point out Erdoğan’s war crimes in Turkey and Kurdistan and demand Erdoğan, who they have dubbed a dictator, be put on trial in international courts.