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North Cyprus – TRNC News Today 21st April 2014 – Eroğlu: Huge difference in demands of Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot sides

TRNC News Today – 21st April

2014

Eroğlu : “There is huge difference between the demands of the Turkish Cypriot side and the Greek Cypriot side”  

President Derviş Eroğlu said that there is huge difference between the demands of the Turkish Cypriot side and the Greek CyDervis Eroglu - Picture by BRTpriot side.

Recording that the Greek Cypriot side demands territory for 160 thousand people, Eroğlu said that they also retreated from the rotating presidency.

Adding that there is no problem in the bi-zonal, bi-communal federation model based on political equality, President Eroğlu said: “The essential issue is how this is going to be defined.”

President Eroğlu will meet UN Secretary General

President Derviş Eroğlu will meet the UN Secretary General – Ban Ki Moon at 22:30 TRNC time (15:30 New York time) tonight.  Eroğlu will give a press conference after the meeting.

President Eroğlu will also participate in the dinner given in his honour by Turkish Permanent Representative at the UN, Ambassador – Halit Çevik.

In addition, President Eroğlu will meet the President of one of the prominent think tank groups in the USA, the Council on Foreign Relations – Dr. Richard N. Haass on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Yorgancıoğlu: “There is an opportunity for a solution”

Prime Minister Özkan Yorgancıoğlu said that there is an opportunity for a solution in Cyprus and this opportunity should be very well evaluated.

Calling both leaders in Cyprus to speed upÖzkan Yorgancıoğlu the negotiation process, PM Yorgancıoğlu said that people should also be more active in order to motivate their leaders for a solution.

Moreover, stating that a solution to be reached in Cyprus will not satisfy both sides in a perfect way and some problems may occur, PM Yorgancıoğlu said that these problems will be minimized by negotiations.

Answering the questions of Cyprus Turkish News Agency (TAK) regarding the Cyprus negotiations, Prime Minister Özkan Yorgancıoğlu said “We consider that the joint statement should form the framework of the new negotiation process. Both leaders have their own signatures on this joint statement”.

Source: TRNC Public Information Office

 

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  1. Have I missed something?
    For the benefit of all concerned, It would be appropriate(recognise human rights) to see an agenda of chapters of disagreement in the negotiating process and see the options for their resolution explaining the impact on all those affected. All we are getting, at present, are incomplete sound bites leaving uncertainty in peoples’ minds. Such announcements need to be detailed and comprehensive and provide avenues of appeal to the Government for those persons affected.

    “The recent proposal, reported in Cyprus Today page 6 by ANIL IŞİK 26 Aprıl 2014, by the KKTC Government to enable Turkish Cypriots, Foreıgn Natıonals and legal entıtıes to purchase or exchange or pay compensatıon for ‘eşdeğer’ or exchange property from the orıgınal owner, or pay compensatıon.”.

    As far as foreign nationals are concerned, they purchased property legally under defacto KKTC State legislation and the Turkish Cypriot former owner post 1978 received the purchase price.

    QUESTION ? Does this new bill apply to future former Greek Cypriot Land acquisitions or does it apply apply retrospectively to previously purchased land. If it includes the latter, who pays the compensation and how is this compensation calculated?