Independent In-depth Paragraph by Paragraph Analysis of the Implications of the Annan Plan
Article 8 Demilitarisation
4. Cyprus shall not put its territory at the disposal of international military operations other than with the consent of both constituent states; until the accession of Turkey to the European Union, the consent of Greece and Turkey shall also be required.
The above is incompatible with Cyprus obligations as an EU member and a member of the ESDP or with the principles of a federation as demanded by UN resolutions and is confederal in nature, and turns Cyprus into a foreign protectorate. It will also render Cyprus incapable of defending itself though the use of de-facto veto’s that are inconsistent with EU principles and federal system. It also constitute a form of blackmail and must be amended.
4. Cyprus shall not put its territory at the disposal of international military operations other than with the consent of the federal government.