TRNC News Today – 3rd September 2014
Eroğlu: “Anastasiades comes to the negotiation table
with the names of the villages he wants to acquire”
TRNC President Dr. Derviş Eroğlu stated that topic of territory will be negotiated after all topics are agreed however the leader of Greek Cypriot administration Anastasiades comes to the negotiation table with the names of the villages he wants to acquire and added that when these names are considered, the map becomes clear.
Eroğlu appeared as an on-air guest at a program named “Günlük” at CNN Türk and replied to the questions concerning the recent developments on Cyprus problem and the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the TRNC.
According to the statement released from the TRNC Presidency, replying the question concerning Anastasiades leaving the negotiation table on 24 July, Eroğlu said that Anastasiades started to act in a manner that everything will be as he wants at a time that matters of reconciliation are sought among the proposals of the leaders. President Eroğlu also underlined that Anastasiades does not want to accept any of the convergences achieved in the past.
Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Bozkır evaluates Cyprus problem
Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator – Volkan Bozkır evaluated the Cyprus problem and said “If the Cyprus problem started today, it could be solved in a short time”. Bozkır added that the ones who earn their income from continuation of the Cyprus problem are effective in the deadlock of the Cyprus problem.
Speaking in a program on NTV, Bozkır said that there is a group in the UN, Foreign Affairs and non-governmental organizations of countries which divert money and they do not really want a solution in Cyprus. In addition to this, unfortunately, the Greek Cypriot people consider their identity and make a connection with the continuation of the Cyprus problem.
Moreover, mentioning the conditions for opening of new chapters in the negotiations as the issues of ‘Varosha’ and ‘Opening of Gazimagusa port’, Bozkır said that it is not possible to relate the issue of territory with chapters.
Adding that common interests, regional interests affect solution of any problem, the Minister for EU Affairs Bozkır said that natural gas and water factors attract the US’s interest to the region. Bozkır stressed that the US has a great contribution for negotiations reaching that level.
Source: TRNC Public Information Office