Cypriot MP to ST: Turkey keeps repeating genocides against nations because it has never been held accountable

The member of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus Anna Theologou has underscored that the Turkish regime keeps repeating genocides against many nations and ethic groups, namely the Armenians, Kurds, Cypriots, Pontus Greeks, Minor Asia Greeks, Iraqis and Syrians, because it has never paid for its crimes.

Commenting on the Turkish regime army’s current attack on the northeast of Syria, Theologou to the Syria Times e-newspaper: “Turkey and its regime have been getting away lightly with committed atrocities and genocides’ for a long time and the international community cannot stand idle and watch in apathy the Syrian people been slaughtered and butchered. Neither can depend on “the great and unmatched wisdom of President Trump” to come to fruition, because the blood which is spilled from the Syrians will be on the hands and the conscience of all civilized nations and institutions.”

She referred to the fact that the Turkish regime works on making a demographic change in Syria and displacing people to achieve its long term strategic goal.

“Following the troubles from the so- called Syrian uprising, Turkey opened its borders to millions of Syrian Arab refugees and with the pretext of solving the refugee problem it has tried to enforce a buffer zone deep into Syrian territory which stretches along 300 miles of the Turkish-Syrian border and eighteen miles deep into northern Syria,” the Cypriot MP said.

She affirmed that Turkey seeks to settle the refugees in the buffer zone.

Theologou indicated that Turkey used the same tactics in Cyprus in 1974.

“In Cyprus in 1974 Turkey employed the same tactics after they invaded the island to supposedly bring the peace and protect the Turkish Cypriots but after 45 years, the Turkish army is still in Cyprus and has embarked on an ethnic cleansing of the occupied areas of Cyprus by forcing the Greek Cypriots out of their homes and importing settlers from mainland Turkey to change the demographic balance of the Cyprus Republic,” she concluded.

Interviewed by: Basma Qaddour