December 13, 2017

Letter dated 10 August 2009 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/63/939–S/2009/417*)

United Nations

A/63/939–S/2009/417*

  General Assembly

Security Council

Distr.: General

20 August 2009

Original: English


 


General Assembly                                                           Security Council
Sixty-third session                                                         
    Sixty-fourth year
Agenda item 21
Question of Cyprus

Letter dated 10 August 2009 from the Charge d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General


* Reissued for technical reasons.

Upon instructions from my Government and further to the letter dated 5 June 2009 from H.E. Mr. Minas A. Hadjimichael, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, 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 1 June to 31 July 2009, as follows.

On 1 June 2009, four F-16 and two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 2 June 2009, six F-16, two F-4 and five Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations six times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus six times.

On 3 June 2009, one C-130 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 4 June 2009, two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 5 June 2009, two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 8 June 2009, two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 9 June 2009, one F-16 and three Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 10 June 2009, one B-200 and three Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations four times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus four times.

On 11 June 2009, two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 12 June 2009, two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 14 June 2009, one C-130, one B-200 and one C-160 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations six times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus six times.

On 15 June 2009, three CN-235, one C-160, one Cougar and one AB-412 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations nine times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus nine times.

On 16 June 2009, four Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 17 June 2009, one C-160, one CN-235, three Cougar and two AB-412 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations six times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus six times.

On 18 June 2009, one C-160, two CN-235, one Cougar and one AB-412 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations seven times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus seven times.

On 21 June 2009, one C-130 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 24 June 2009, twelve F-16, two CN-235 and one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations six times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus four times.

On 25 June 2009, 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 26 and 27 June 2009, one C-160, one C-130 and two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations five times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus five times.

On 29 June 2009, two F-16 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations.

On 30 June 2009, two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 1 July 2009, one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 2 July 2009, one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 4 July 2009, one C-130, one C-160 and one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations six times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus six times.

On 6 July 2009, one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 7 July 2009, two Cougar and one AB-205 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus three times.

On 8 July 2009, two F-16, two C-160, one B-200 and two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations nine times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus eight times.

On 9 July 2009, one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 10 July 2009, two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 13 July 2009, two F-16, one AB-205 and five Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations four times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus three times.

On 15 and 16 July 2009, two C-160, two Cougar and one AB-205 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations five times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus five times.

On 16 July 2009, two C-130 and two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations five times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus five times.

On 17 and 18 July 2009, one CN-235 and one B-200 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations four times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus four times.

On 20 July 2009, nine NF-5, two CN-235, one C-208 and two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations nine times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus nine times.

On 21 July 2009, nine NF-5, two F-4, one B-200 and two C-160 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations nine times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus eight times.

On 22 July 2009, two F-16, four C-160, one B-200, one C-130 and one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations fourteen times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus thirteen times.

On 24 and 25 July 2009, two CN-235, one C-160 and two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations eight times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus eight times.

On 28 July 2009, eight F-16 Turkish military aircraft coming in four formations violated international air traffic regulations four times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus four times.

On 29 July 2009, two F-16 and one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 30 July 2009, two F-16 and one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 31 July 2009, two F-16 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On behalf of my Government, I strongly protest the aforementioned violations by Turkey and call for their immediate cessation. Turkey ‘s continuous policy of violating international law and ignoring international norms and regulations continues to severely jeopardize the safety of international civil aviation and further contributes to the sense of insecurity on the island.

Turkey , now serving as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, should abide by the Charter of the United Nations and the Security Council resolutions, and refrain from its attempts to impose the de facto division of Cyprus . Turkey should cease its efforts to upgrade the illegal secessionist entity in the occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus . Such actions do not contribute to the maintenance of a conducive atmosphere for the full-fledged United Nations-led negotiations of the leaders of the two communities for a viable solution to the problem of Cyprus .

I should be grateful if you would have the present letter circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under agenda item 21, and of the Security Council.

 

 

( Signed ) Louis Telemachou
Charge d’affaires, a.i.