The recent incidents in Cyprus between migrant refugees and residents of Limassol and the village of Chloraka, where the nationalist ELAM party is in the majority in the municipal council, have given the pseudo-state the impetus to accuse Nicosia of Islamophobia and racism.
Tatar's statement is, if anything, a source of anger, as it naturally overlooks the racist attitude of the Pseudo-state against every Greek Cypriot and Greek element on the island.
According to the website of Turkey's state broadcaster TRT
The so-called "President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" Ersin Tatar, regarding the attacks on foreigners in the city of Limassol of the "Roman Administration of Southern Cyprus" as the Turks call the Republic of Cyprus as they do not recognize it as a state, said,
"Once the Turkish soldiers withdraw from the island, Turkish Cypriots will be the target of the racist attacks in the Roman Administration of Southern Cyprus."
TRT reports specifically: "Tatar, after noting that attacks on mosques and foreigners in the RDC have escalated recently, said that the recent events on the Roman side are a manifestation of the heinous attacks on the Holy Quran and the growing xenophobia in some member countries of the European Union.
Drawing attention to the fact that in the attacks on foreigners in Limassol, workers who had work permits and came from thousands of kilometres away were targeted, the Turkish Cypriot President said that the leader of the PKK, Nikos Christodoulides, in his meeting with the head of state admitted that they were helpless in the face of racist attacks.
Tatar stressed that the banners and slogans of the perpetrators in Limassol "Cyprus is Greek" reflected the perception of the Greek-Roma duo and said,
"Once the Turkish soldiers withdraw from the island, Turkish Cypriots will be the target of the racist attacks on the Roman administration of Southern Cyprus. No one should doubt this. The conclusion to be drawn from the Limassol incident is this. Turkey's guarantees and the presence of Turkish soldiers here is of vital importance to us. The attacks in Limassol are in this respect on our agenda."
Drawing attention to the fact that the attacks on the Roman side on both places of worship and foreigners have so far been tolerated by the administration and the perpetrators were protected and not tried, the Turkish Cypriot President said,
"Will the perpetrators of the latest attack be tried? I don't think so at all but we will see."
Tatar noted that the attack against foreigners in Limassol mentioned the names of gangs of EOKA supporters and members of the far-right and racist National Popular Front (ELAM), adding that the Roman administration should bring those involved in the racist attacks to justice.
At least five foreigners were injured and several shops and vehicles were set on fire when members of a racist group carrying banners reading "Cyprus is Greek" and "Migrants are not welcome" attacked businesses and restaurants in the RDF city of Limassol on September 1.
Seven people were arrested for involvement in the attacks."