TRNC News Today – 25th August 2014

Turkish Cypriot Negotiator Özersay:
“We welcome appointment of new Special Advisor”

Turkish Cypriot negotiator Kudret Özersay said that they welcomed the Kudret Özersay 3appointment of the new Special Advisor on Cyprus by the UN Secretary General. Özersay made an evaluation on the issue and said that the appointment of the new Special Advisor is an important development for the discipline of the negotiation process and more active participation of the UN into the process, and added: “We consider this as a step which will accelerate the negotiation process”.

Moreover, Özersay said that they Espen Barth Eideexpect the new Advisor to claim on the established UN parameters. The Greek Cypriot side is giving harm to past convergences. One of the ways which will prevent this situation is UN’s claiming on past convergences. Özersay added “Eide is coming from Norway. Norway is a European country but not a member of the European Union. As you know, the Turkish Cypriot side did not lean towards Special Advisor’s being from a European Union member country.  It is a positive development that the Turkish Cypriot side’s sensibility has been taken into consideration”.

President Eroğlu: “Greek Cypriot side does not attach necessary importance to existing realities and demands of Turkish Cypriots”

President Derviş Eroğlu stressed that the Greek Cypriot side does not attach the necessary importance to existing realities and demands of Dervis Eroglu 11Turkish Cypriots. Eroğlu expressed that the Leader of the Greek Cypriot Administration is responsible for the stagnancy of the Cyprus problem.

In an interview to Kathimerini newspaper published in South Cyprus, Eroğlu said that there are 8 more months until the Presidential elections and added that he has not decided about this subject yet.  Eroğlu said that it is out of question that he will make any statement about this issue before November. Touching upon the Maraş issue Eroğlu proposed an entire ‘give-and–take’ related to the territory issue.

Eroğlu also mentioned the election of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as the Turkish President and said that Erdoğan will support an agreement which is approved by the Turkish Cypriot people.

Source: TRNC Public Information Office