US congresswoman pushes Biden to prioritise Cyprus issue against Turkey

The Greek American congresswoman from Staten Island, New York issued a bipartisan statement that requested Biden take a stand against Turkey and oppose its attempts to make permanent Cyprus’ division.

Cyprus has been divided since Turkey invaded in 1974 in the name of protecting Turkish Cypriots. The aftermath of the invasion was a division between the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), that only Turkey recognises today.

“Turkey has been illegally occupying Cyprus for nearly 50 years, violating several international treaties, including the North Atlantic Treaty and the Treaty of Guarantee, which established and guaranteed Cyprus` independence,” said Malliotakis in a written statement.