July 19, 2018

Letter dated 9 October 2009 from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/64/488–S/2009/529)

United Nations

A/64/488–S/2009/529

  General Assembly

Security Council

Distr.: General

13 October 2009

Original: English


 


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

Letter dated 9 October 2009 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 10 August 2009 from the Charge d’affaires a.i., I have the honour to draw your attention to ongoing 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 August to 30 September 2009, as follows.

On 1 August 2009, two C-130 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 3 August 2009, one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 4 August 2009, four F-16 Turkish military aircraft coming in two formations violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 5 August 2009, one F-16, 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 four times.

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

On 8 August 2009, four Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus three times.

On 10 August 2009, one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 11 August 2009, one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 12 August 2009, four F-16 coming in two formations, three CN-235 and one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations eight times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus six times.

On 13 August 2009, four F-16 coming in two formations and two CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 14 August 2009, one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 15 August 2009, two C-130, three C-160 and one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations 11 times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus 11 times.

On 17 August 2009, four F-16 Turkish military aircraft coming in two formations violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 19 August 2009, six F-16 coming in two formations 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 20 August 2009, one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 21 August 2009, one Turkish military aircraft of unknown type violated international air traffic regulations.

On 22 August 2009, two CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations four times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus four times.

On 24 August 2009, one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 25 August 2009, one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 26 August 2009, one B-200 and two Turkish military aircraft of unknown type violated international air traffic regulations four times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 27 August 2009, one Gulf Stream-5 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 28 and 29 August 2009, two CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 31 August 2009, one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 1 September 2009, four C-160 and one GLF-6 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations nine times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus nine times.

On 2 September 2009, one C-130 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 3 September 2009, one Turkish military aircraft of unknown type violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 7 September 2009, one Bell Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 9 September 2009, one B-200 and one UH-1H Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus three times.

On 10 September 2009, one CN-235 and two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 11 September 2009, one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 14 and 15 September 2009, one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus twice.

On 16 September 2009, one C-160 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 17 September 2009, one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 22 September 2009, one CN-235 Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 23 September 2009, one CN-235, one C-650 and one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations four times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus four times.

On 24 September 2009, two Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 25 and 27 September 2009, three Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 28 September 2009, one CN-235, two Cougar and one UH-1H Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations three times and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus three times.

On 29 September 2009, one Cougar Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On 30 September 2009, three F-4, two Cougar and one UH-1H Turkish military aircraft violated international air traffic regulations twice and the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus .

On behalf of my Government, I strongly protest the aforementioned continued violations by Turkey and call 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. Such policies and actions provide ample demonstration of the irresponsible behaviour of a country that now serves as a non-permanent member 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 viable solution to the Cyprus problem according to the agreed basis endorsed by numerous Security Council resolutions.

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 ) Minas A. Hadjimichael