July 20, 2018

Letter dated 25 August 2006 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/60/991–S/2006/691)

United Nations

A/60/991–S/2006/691

  General Assembly

Security Council

Distr.: General

29 August 2006

Original: English


 


General Assembly                                                           Security Council
Sixtieth session                                                         
    Sixty-first year
Agenda item 19
Question of Cyprus

Letter dated 25 August 2006 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

Upon instructions from my Government and further to the letter from H.E. Ambassador Mr. Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, dated 16 June 2006, addressed to you (A/60/894-S/2006/416), I have the honour to draw your attention to new violations of the international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus by military aircraft of the Turkish Air Force, recorded from 13 June to 18 August 2006.

On 13 June 2006, two CN-235, four Cougar and one B-200 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus three times.

On 14 June 2006, one C-130, one CN-235 and one Turkish military aircraft of unknown type violated international air traffic regulations six times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus five times.

On 15 June 2006, one C-130, one C-160, two CN-235 and one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations eight times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus eight times.

On 17 and 18 June 2006, one C-130, two C-160 and one B-200 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations seven times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus seven times.

On 19 and 21 June 2006, one C-160 and one B-200 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus three times.

On 25 June 2006, two C-130 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations four times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus four times.

On 28 June 2006, one C-160 and one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 30 June and 1 July 2006, one C-130 and one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations four times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus four times.

On 3 July 2006, one C-130 and one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations four times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus four times.

On 8 July 2006, two C-160 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations four times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus four times.

On 10 July 2006, one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus three times.

On 11 and 12 July 2006, one C-160 and one CN-130 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations five times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 13 July 2006, two C-130 and one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times.

On 14 and 15 July 2006, one C-130 and one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations five times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 17 July 2006, one C-130, one B-200 and one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations seven times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus seven times.

On 18 and 19 July 2006, one C-130, one CN-235, one NF-5, one C-160 and one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations seven times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus seven times.

On 20 July 2006, one CN-235, one NF-5 and one Bell Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations five times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus three times.

On 21 July 2006, one CN-235, one NF-5 and one C-130 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations eight times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus eight times.

On 25 July 2006, four F-16 Turkish military aircraft coming in one formation, two F-16 Turkish military aircraft coming in one formation and one Turkish military aircraft of unknown type violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus three times.

On 8 August 2006, two Black Hawk/UH60 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus three times.

On 9 August 2006, one C-130 and one Black Hawk/UH60 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus three times.

On 10 August 2006, one Black Hawk/UH60 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 11 August 2006, one CN-235 and one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus three times.

On 16 August 2006, one B-200 and one C-160 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations five times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 18 August 2006, two B-200 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On behalf on my Government, I would like to strongly protest the aforementioned violations and hereby appeal for their immediate cessation. Turkey ‘s policy of non-observance of rules and regulations governing international aviation continues to gravely jeopardize flight safety and perpetuate insecurity and apprehension on the island.

Furthermore, Turkey ‘s persistent provocations, aimed at consolidating the de facto division of Cyprus and further strengthening the illegal secessionist entity in the occupied areas, seriously undermine all efforts towards reunification and reconciliation. At the same time, they indicate that Ankara ‘s policy towards Cyprus remains one of aggression and disrespect for international law and principles.

I should be grateful if the text of the present letter could be circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under agenda item 19, and of the Security Council.

 

 

( Signed ) Andreas Hadjichrysanthou
Chargé d’affaires a.i.