Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence
Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkey-Ireland Relations: Engagement with Ambassador of Turkey
H.E. Mr. Mehmet Hakan Olcay:
That trust should be built between the two communities, first and foremost, because we are the guarantor power, like the UK and Greece. It should be the two peoples on the island which should have trust in each other and build on that. For the Turkish Government to talk on behalf of a decision taken by the Turkish Cypriot Government on partially opening Varosha would not be appropriate.