Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s chief-adviser Yigit Bulut, published an article on Monday criticising Holland and Germany for not permitting Turkish Ministers to address election rallies on their territory.
Declaring that the EU’s intention is to banish Turkey from Cyprus and “imprison” it in its geographic location, Bulut claimed that there is no option including the EU for a solution in Cyprus. He stated, inter alia, the following:
“[…] I have been writing for months about the EU’s real intention in the Cyprus talks and that the talks will never give results. Will we entrust Cyprus and our brothers there to the EU countries, which attack our Ministers, lead dogs to bite our citizens and fundamentally violate human rights? Never! There is no option including EU any more in Cyprus! As far as the EU countries which think that they will cut off Cyprus from Turkey, I am saying the following: We back until the end the operation we had carried out in 1974 against those who killed our brothers and there could not be any reason to force us to succumb. […]
“It is out of the question for us to take even one step backwards in Cyprus, to secure an agreement as long as this stance of the EU against Turkey continues. I dare you! We have taken it [Cyprus] back by shedding our blood. If anyone wants to take it, let him come, if he agrees to pay the same price. Come on Holland, Germany, Sweden, Nazis who attacked women and children with police panzers, who had dogs attack our brothers, if you dare, Cyprus is there!”