Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias’ statement upon arrival at the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Brussels, 15.11.2021)

Government

Today, on the 38th anniversary of the declaration of the pseudo-state [in the occupied area of Cyprus], the Council will discuss the options paper to be presented by the HR/VP Josep Borrell so as to, I hope, indicate the red lines on the issue of Varosha to Turkey. Turkey’s continued unlawful conduct and attempt to disregard UN Security Council resolutions will hopefully receive a European response today.