President Pavlopoulos: A guarantee system and an occupation army in Cyprus are not acceptable as “solutions”

A guarantee system and an occupation army in Cyprus are not acceptable as “solutions” for Cyprus, President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on Monday during an event to commemorate the Greek soldiers missing of killed during the Turkish invasion in 1974.

“In the sacred memory of those killed during the Turkish invasion we pledge that the final solution of the Cyprus problem would be a solution which fully secures the Republic of Cyprus as a member of the international community and the European Union and in the core of the Eurozone,” Pavlopoulos said.

“In this framework, we state that any ‘discounts’ are not conceivable, especially with respect to the strict compliance with the European acquis. In any event, it is not conceivable in the context of the Republic, any ‘guarantor’ forces of subordination or occupying forces, since it is completely contrary to the non-negotiable sovereignty of Cyprus,” he added.

He also said that Greece will continue to look into the crimes committed by Turkey until the issue of missing soldiers is resolved.