President Ersin Tatar – “TRNC will not become another Gaza”

First and foremost, we are praying for the Palestinian people and hope this onslaught comes to an end as soon as possible

Despite the Cyprus issue and the Palestinian/Israeli issue having many similarities, they are both complex and historical issues that cannot be compared fully. The sole focus should be on ensuring Palestinian safety before we can start comparing the two conflicts

However, we do fully agree with Tatar’s points on Turkey’s position as our guarantor. Turkish troops saved the Turkish Cypriot people in 1974 and continue to protect us to this day. The tragic events occurring in Gaza has been a large wake up call for many Turkish Cypriots who can see large parallels with the events that occurred in Cyprus between 1963 to 1974