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TRNC News Today 14th April

2014

Foreign Minister Nami addresses British Citizens

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Özdil Nami gave a speech during the Annual General Meeting of The British Residents’ Society to the British citizens who are living in our country. The AGM was held at Dome Hotel.Ozdil Nami with BRS

Addressing  the British Residents’ Society, FM Nami informed the British citizens living in the island about the negotiation process.

In his speech, Nami informed the British citizens about the studies of our government regarding overcoming the difficulties of the British citizens in the island.

FM Nami also stated that it was proposed to establish a committee under the Ministry of Interior Affairs which will overcome the difficulties experienced by British citizens in their daily lives and reduce bureaucracy.

Foreign Minister Nami: ‘50 years is more than enough’

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Özdil Nami pointed out that the Cyprus problem is 50 years old and said ‘ 50 years is more than enough’.

FM Nami and the Turkish Minister of EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu attended the conference organized by ‘Academy Cyprus Development Platform’ under the title of ‘Cyprus towards a solution’ as speakers.

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

In his speech, stating that Turkish Cypriots suffered a lot, exposed to losses and agony and they struggled against many difficulties for years, FM Nami said that the Cyprus problem has gained speed for reaching a comprehensive solution in the island and their aim and effort is towards changing this fate and creating a united Cyprus where the Turkish and Greek Cypriots will live together in peace.

Moreover, expressing that the opportunity which came about for a solution of the Cyprus problem should be used, Nami said “We do not have the luxury to miss the opportunities any more because we cannot tolerate 50 years more or even one day more for the Cyprus problem which is affecting our lives negatively.”

Source: TRNC Public Information Office

Editors Note:

We would like to clarify that the invitation for Mr Ozdil Nami to address the members of the British Residents Society at their 2014 Annual General Meeting came from Making North Cyprus Better (MNCB).

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  1. A fine statement by the FM Quote “In his speech, stating that Turkish Cypriots suffered a lot, exposed to losses and agony and they struggled against many difficulties for years, FM Nami said that the Cyprus problem has gained speed for reaching a comprehensive solution in the island and their aim and effort is towards changing this fate and creating a united Cyprus where the Turkish and Greek Cypriots will live together in peace. ”

    Whilst there are people in the South and perhaps also in the North who still bear grudge, mistrust and resentment towards their Cypriot counterparts, is it realistic to expect Greek and Turkish Cypriots to live TOGETHER in peace and harmony? Also what does “live together” mean under a federal system eg whose jurisdiction?.

    We know a referendum will be held to determine the final outcome but are the respective negotiating teams pursuing a line which will be acceptable to all concerned. We do not want to be living in a state of anxiety under vigilant police or army protection.

    Two culturally different peoples who speak different languages are difficult to mix. The negotiations should not be focuses solely on economic benefits.

    • Thank you John for your comment and we hope to be able to publish a review of this speech with a video recording so that many more people can understand what had been said and draw their own conclusion.

  2. You have hit the nail right on the head John.
    There will never be trust between the two communities, one side holds too many grudges and still blames the other side for the troubles. The statusquo is the best and safest situation for both sides.
    It is no coincidence that the most peaceful and safest period in the last 75 years has been the last 40 years when both sides have been divided.