Erdogan's position on the Cyprus problem and its resolution on the basis of the two-state solution he wants has not changed at all since his re-election.
On the contrary, we would say, since the existence of a Turkish two-phase plan is evident, where in the first phase the Turkish Cypriots will attempt to break the embargo imposed on them, so that then, as Turks and Turkish Cypriots believe, the two-state solution in Cyprus that they want will become easier.
Turkish Vice President Cevdet Yilmaz who met with the President of the Pseudo-state Ersin Tatar, as part of his contacts there , made statements on the rights of the Turkish Cypriots' rights.
"Turkish Cypriots will break the embargoes imposed on their territories", is the title of a related Azerbaijani media article, which points out:
"Vice President Cevdet Yılmaz held a joint press conference with President Ersin Tatar as part of his contacts in the TRNC. Yılmaz said:
"Turkish Cypriots will break the embargoes that have been imposed on these territories for years and in the Turkish century they will open themselves to the world. We will continue to defend the two-state solution model based on sovereign equality and equal international status in the Turkish Cypriots' struggle for justice."
Explaining that they will be concerned about the problems of Turkish Cypriots and will not see their needs as separate from the needs of Turkey, Yilmaz said:
"Turkish Cypriots will break one by one the embargoes imposed on these territories for years in the Turkish century, and open themselves to the world. The Turkish Cypriot people have been facing these unjust embargoes for almost 50 years, but together we will overcome all these problems."
"Perhaps these processes can be great in the life of an individual, but they are not really great periods in the history of a country or a nation. We will go through these times together with patience, if necessary, to achieve national goals. I believe that the TRNC and the Turkish Cypriot people, as a sovereign state and nation, will take their rightful place on the international stage in the framework of international law as soon as possible."
"We are already continuing our work on this issue, both in agreement and in unity of heart.
In this context, your participation as an observer in the Organization of Turkic States was also a valuable step, again a very important indicator of our rapprochement of the two states. I believe that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus will reach a much more distant point politically, militarily, economically and sociologically. We will continue to support the Turkish Cypriots with all our institutions and organizations."
Stating that they discussed the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean as well as the Cyprus problem in their meeting with Ersin Tatar, Yilmaz said:
"Resolving the Cyprus problem in a way that guarantees the legitimate rights and security of the Turkish Cypriot people is one of the most important priorities of our country."
Noting that the solution in Cyprus can only be built on the basis of the facts on the island, Yilmaz made the following assessments:
"The fact that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is an observer member of the Organization of Turkic States under its constitutional name and that it has observer status in the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic States shows that the path towards recognition is being made , albeit slowly.
We will continue to defend the two-state solution model on the basis of sovereign equality and equal international status in the struggle for justice for Turkish Cypriots.
I would like to express that we are always open to a two-state solution, very clearly and openly.
However, in the Eastern Mediterranean, our country is determined to protect both its rights on its continental shelf and the legitimate rights and interests of the Turkish Cypriots, who are the equal and common owners of the island of Cyprus."
Our assessment is that Turkey will continue its steadfast pursuit of International recognition of the pseudo-state through the "Organization of Turkish States" and the "Organization of Islamic Conference".
Reports of an imminent breaking of the embargo on the occupied territories suggests an effort on the Turkish side to develop economic and trade relations between Muslim countries of the above two Organizations and the Pseudo-state.