On Thursday 10 February, Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal about the rights of nations in the context of the Ukrainian Crisis:

“The first point of unity among the U.K., the U.S. and our allies is that we are not going back to the days when a handful of great powers decided smaller nations’ fates over their heads. If I may adapt some famous words: All nations are created equal, they are endowed by international law with certain inalienable rights, and first among these is the right not to have their territory seized, or their foreign policy dictated at gunpoint, by a powerful neighbor.”

We completely agree, and the Republic of Cyprus has the same rights. Turkey has grossly violated these rights since 1974 when it illegally invaded and occupied the northern third of Cyprus.