27 January, 2007
Alternate gov’t spokesman Antonaros commenting on a bizarre statement by a spokesman for Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, who maintained that "the Turkish army is the only army deployed on Cyprus legally and in compliance with international agreements.", while claiming that national guard forces belonging to the internationally recognized Republic of Cyprus, which he called "south Cyprus", "have no legal basis", merely reminded that the international community is "well-aware of which ranks as the only occupation army on Cyprus based on UN resolutions and every international organization."
A Turkish Cypriot pseudo-state was illegally declared in 1983 in the roughly one-third of the EU member-state's territory that has been occupied by Turkish troops since 1974.
Source: Athens News Agency