The President of the TRNC Human Rights Association, Hasan Yılmaz Işık, called on the United Nations (UN) to recognise the TRNC.
Speaking at a press conference held on 10 December, World Human Rights Day, he said that the Turkish Cypriot people should not be left alone to their fate and without human rights.
Işık referred to the example of Kosovo which had been recognised by the UN. He urged the UN to use the same EU criteria to recognise the TRNC.
The Greek Cypriots continue to usurp the rights of the Turkish Cypriots, which threaten human rights and peace. It was more that naive, Işık said, to think that there could be any deal with the Greek Cypriot side.
Işık, criticised the UN in his speech, saying the UN was indifferent to initiatives made by the Greek Cypriots, adding that the UN cannot lend any confidence to any kind of agreement.
It is possible to recognise the two communities by adopting a two-state solution based on political equality, to the Cyprus problem, he said. He also called on the UN to do its duty and recognise the TRNC.
“It is reminiscent of the Demopoulos decision, which affirmed the truth in this matter, giving the TRNC legitimacy on legal grounds”, he concluded.