Turkey rejects Cyprus' recommendations because it does not recognize its existence

During its Universal Periodic Review on 10 May 2010, Turkey accepted 95 recommendations, left 39 pending and rejected 9. In addition to those 143 recommendations, Turkey declared in the report of the Working Group rejecting the 9 recommendations by Cyprus because it "does neither recognize Republic of Cyprus nor accept its claims to represent the whole island".

It is the first time a State under Review rejects recommendations on such grounds. During previous reviews, recommendations have been rejected because they were considered as being against national laws, against resolution 5/1, not part of international human rights law or factually wrong. But never because the SuR did not recognize the existence of the recommending State.


See the Report of the Working Group here