Chavushoglu: Greek Cypriot administration is playing with fire

Politics News 21 January 2022 11:17
TurkicWorld Mustafa Askerbeyli
Chavushoglu: Greek Cypriot administration is playing with fire

Turkey's foreign minister has lambasted the Greek Cypriot administration for hosting an office belonging to the YPG/PKK terrorist organisation. TurkicWorld reports with reference to TRTWorld

If Turkey or the Turkish Cypriot side faces any threat or attack from the Greek Cypriot side, “we will make them pay the price”, Mevlut Chavushoglu said on Thursday.

"This price will be a heavy one, thus they (Greek Cypriot side) should not play with fire," Chavushoglu added, speaking at a joint news conference with his Estonian counterpart, Eva-Maria Liimets.
Chavushoglu also said there are terror camps of the PKK and the DHKP-C in Greece.

"It has also been proven with documents that DHKP-C members trained there (in Greece) returned and carried out terrorist attacks in Turkey," he said.

In its over 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US and the EU —has been responsible for the deaths of at least 40,000 people, including women and children. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

Chavushoglu called on the Greek Cypriot administration to refrain from cooperating with terror groups.
"There may be problems on different issues that we cannot agree on. Our opinions are different, of course...But the issue of terrorism is a very different matter. This is purely a matter of security," the minister said, adding that Turkey does not support any terrorist organisation.

Chavushoglu added that the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) members do not only use Greece as a transit country but they also use it as a safe haven and live there.
FETO and its US-based leader, Fetullah Gulen, orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, in which 251 people were killed and 2,734 injured.

Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.