20-07-2021 22:28:12

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu marks 47th anniversary of Cyprus peace operation

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu took to Twitter and said the July 20 operation “lit the torch of independence against those who aim to expel the Turkish Cypriots from their homeland and destroy the Turkish presence on the Island.”

Similarly, Turkey's National Defense Ministry celebrated the occasion with a three-minute video showing historic moments when the Turkish military conducted the peace operation.

“We stand by our Turkish Cypriot brothers and sisters today, as we did yesterday, and we will continue to stand by them,” it said.