Yasser Arafat – “I have no land to be buried. You have Turkey behind you”

Rauf Denktaş admired Yasser Arafat and how he fought for Palestinian rights, freedom and sovereignty. There are lots of similarities between the Turkish Cypriot cause and Palestinian cause. Both are based on existence and survival, Denktaş recognised that.

However, as stated by Arafat himself, the big difference is Turkey. The Turkish Cypriots had a protector, a guarantor, the Palestinian people do not. This was again mentioned by Tatar yesterday – Turkey’s position in Cyprus cannot change for this very reason

We again pray for the onslaught and violence in Palestine to end, you have the full support of the Turkish Cypriot people