TRNC News Today 23rd August 2013

TRNC PRESIDENT EROĞLU: “WE ARE IN FAVOR OF CONTINUATION OF GOOD RELATIONS WITH TURKEY”

Dervis Eroglu 4
Dervis Eroglu

TRNC President Dervis Eroğlu has said that they are in favour of the continuation of good relations with Turkey which realized 1974 Peace Operation for the Turkish Cypriot people and added that they try to live as two brother countries with smooth relations.

Eroğlu recorded that there are countries around Cyprus which are experiencing problems, but the TRNC is continuing her existence in peace and safety under Turkey’s guarantee.

President Eroğlu received Ercan Tatı, the Mayor of Buca from Izmir province in Turkey and the accompanying delegation.

President Eroğlu stated that the Turkish Cypriot people are always in good relations with Turkey and continued that 1974 Peace Operation was achieved due to these good relations.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER KUTLAY ERK:“PEACE IS NOT THEIR PREFERENCE”

Stating that the South Cyprus is pleased with the present political status quo’, Foreign Affairs Minister, Kutlay Erk defended the view that the Greek Cypriots are not ready to share power with the Turkish Cypriots.

Kutlay Erk
Kutlay Erk

The Greek Cypriot present policy is delaying the negotiations as much as they can. Firstly they brought economical problems on the agenda. However we also experienced economic problems, but we did not postpone the negotiations. The banks gone bankrupt, citizens busted the assembly in 2000, but Rauf Denktaş still met with Klerides. The Greek Cypriot side is not willing for a solution. The Greek Cypriot side is pleased with the political status quo. They are glad to be the representative of the island in the international arena. They are not ready to share power with the Turkish Cypriots.

Foreign Affairs Minister Kutlay Erk said that the Greek Cypriots’ demand of Varosha is also a tactic of delay. Emphasizing that the Greek Cypriot side is trying to create an artificial agenda towards internal and foreign public with their own scenarios regarding Varosha issue, Erk recorded that the Greek Cypriots are putting forward some issues as an excuse with the aim of delaying the problem. Erk also added that Rolandis said: “The Turkish Cypriots offered Varosha seven times, but we did not accept it…”

Stating that the Greek Cypriot side anticipates the future with war not with peace, Kutlay Erk continued as: “They consider the future as if there will be a war. So, they are making cooperation with Israel, China and many other countries and providing military base opportunities for Russia and France in order not to be defeated. Therefore they are making war exercises with these alliances.

NEAR EAST UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF LAW IS NOW A MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN LAW FACULTIES ASSOCIATION (ELFA)

It is reported that Near East University (NEU) Faculty of Law has become a member of the European Law Faculties Association (ELFA).

Near East UniversityIn the statement made by NEU, ELFA, which was established in 1995 in Leuven (Belgium) by more than 80 Law Faculties from different parts of Europe, has now more than 200 members.

The statement reports that NEU Faculty of Law with its ‘Private Law’ and ‘Public Law’ master and doctoral academic programs is now a member of the European Law Faculties Association (ELFA) and gives information about ELFA’s activities and aims.

Source : TRNC Public Information Office