June 23, 2018

Letter dated 5 October 2007 from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/62/472–S/2007/595)

United Nations

A/62/472–S/2007/595

  General Assembly

Security Council

Distr.: General

8 October 2007

Original: English


 


General Assembly                                                           Security Council
Sixty-second session                                                         
    Sixty-second year
Agenda item 22
Question of Cyprus

Letter dated 5 October 2007 from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

Upon instructions from my Government and further to the letter dated 9 August 2007 from the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to you, I have the honour to draw your attention to new violations of international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus by military aircraft of the Turkish Air Force, recorded from 1 August to 27 September 2007, as follows:

On 1 August 2007, three CN-235 and one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations four times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus three times.

On 6 August 2007, two CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 7 August 2007, two F-16, two Cougar and one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations four times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 8 August 2007, four Cougar and two B-200 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations five times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus five times.

On 9 August 2007, one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 13 August 2007, one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations.

On 14 August 2007, one CN-235 and two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus three times.

On 15 August 2007, four CN-235 and one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations five times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus five times.

On 16 August 2007, four F-16 and six CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations seven times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus six times.

On 17 August 2007, one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 18 August 2007, two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 20 August 2007, two 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 21 August 2007, four F-16 and one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus once.

On 22 August 2007, two B-200 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 23 August 2007, one MI-17 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 24 August 2007, one Turkish military aircraft of unknown type coming from a Turkish frigate violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 27 August 2007, two F-16 and one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus once.

On 28 August 2007, four Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 30 August 2007, two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 5 September 2007, two C-130 and two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations four times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus four times.

On 6 September 2007, two Cougar and two F-16 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 8 September 2007, one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 11 September 2007, four F-16 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 12 September 2007, two B-200 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 13 September 2007, two Cougar 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 15 September 2007, one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 19 September 2007, two C-160 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 20 September 2007, three CN-235 and two F-16 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations four times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus three times.

On 24 September 2007, two F-16 and one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 25 September 2007, one CN-235 and one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus once.

On 26 September 2007, two Cougar, two B-200 and one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations five times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus four times.

On 27 September 2007, two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus , I strongly protest the aforementioned violations, which, as indicated in our previous communications, blatantly endanger the safety of international civil aviation and contravene international law and air traffic regulations. These violations put at stake the peace and stability of the region, and I call for their immediate cessation.

Such policies and actions provide ample demonstration of the irresponsible behaviour of a country that otherwise aspires to assume a non-permanent seat of the Security Council. The Government of Turkey should heed the call of the international community, abide by the Charter of the United Nations and respect the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the Republic of Cyprus, thus contributing to the creation of the required conditions for the achievement of a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem.

I should be grateful if you would arrange for the present letter to be circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under agenda item 22, and of the Security Council.

 

( Signed ) Andreas D. Mavroyiannis