TRNC News Today – 21st August 2014

Eroğlu : “Claims do not reflect reality”

President Derviş Eroğlu said that there are claims that Turkey is making preparation for a surprise in Cyprus but these claims do not reflect the Dervis Eroglu 11reality and Turkey is not holding meetings with the Greek Cypriot side behind closed doors.

Eroğlu added that Anastasiades expressed his expectation before Turkey’s presidential elections that if Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wins the Presidential elections, the Cyprus problem may be solved but this was the opinion of Anastasiades and there isn’t any consultation with Turkey and any meeting behind closed doors.

Moreover, Eroğlu said that the Greek Cypriot side is playing with time but the Turkish Cypriot side wishes to start a give and take process as soon as possible. Eroğlu added that he conveyed his demand to start and end the negotiations as soon as possible after Anastasiades was elected.