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Ertuğ and Olgun: The Turkish Cypriot policy needs revision following the Greek Cypriot decision


Ertuğ and Olgun “The Greek Cypriot House of Representatives’ decision requires revision of Turkish Cypriot policy”

Former negotiators, Osman Ertuğ and Ergün Olgun, have stressed that the Greek Cypriot House of Representatives’ decision to commemorate 1950 Enosis Plebiscite at schools, has brought the dialogue and relations between the two sides to a turning point. They added that the policy sustained by the Turkish Cypriot side should be revised.

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Osman Ertug and Ergun Olgun

Stating that the decision of the Greek Cypriot Parliament makes the negotiation process meaningless for a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation, Ertuğ and Olgun said that resuming the negotiations without removing the isolation of the Turkish Cypriot side will result in the same vicious circle.

In a joint statement, the former negotiators said that the reaction shown by the Turkish Cypriot people against the decision was more than an expression of the social sensitivity, but a demonstration of the public’s perception of the mentality they face in the struggle for existence, liberty and equality.

 

 Source: TRNC Public Information Office click here

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