TRNC News Today – 4th September 2014
Vasiliu: “Key words for reunification in Cyprus are forgiveness and reconciliation”
Former leader of the Greek Cypriot administration – Yorgo Vasiliu expressed that a solution in Cyprus should be based on ‘forgiveness and reconciliation’ and said “United Cyprus can be established by forgiving and reconciliation. The key words for reunification of the island are those mentioned above”.
Vasiliu stated that the divergences between the sides at the ongoing negotiations are smaller than it is thought and added that when the leaders come up with an agreement text, both communities will vote ‘YES’ to this text in a referendum. Emphasizing “If struggle was not given for Enosis by Greek Cypriots, the island would not be in this situation now”, Vasiliu stated that the time passes disadvantageously and since the problem is not solved everything gets worse.
The former leader added: “At the end, as the time passes, Greek Cypriots have understood that they cannot administrate the Turkish Cypriots and that in an agreement to be made both sides will politically be equal” and he said that the young people who were born after 1974 consider that the future of the country is reunification.
Eroğlu : “Turkish Cypriot side needs urgent solution of the problem”
President Derviş Eroğlu recorded that the Cyprus negotiations are being continued without putting forward any precondition with the aim of reaching a positive conclusion and stressed that even if the Greek side does not need a solution the Turkish side needs an urgent solution of the problem.
President Eroğlu received the President of Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce Fikri Toros and the accompanying delegation.
In his speech at the reception Eroğlu said that the Cyprus problem which is dragging on for many years should come to an end. Eroğlu added that while they continue negotiations with feeling respect to the sensitivities of the Greek side, the Greek side does not display the same attitude.
Spokesperson of Presidency Ertuğ: “Addressee of Anastasiades at the negotiation table is the Turkish Cypriot side, particularly our President”
Spokesperson of TRNC Presidency – Osman Ertuğ criticized the comment of Greek Cypriot leadership that the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to TRNC is disappointing, and said “We want to remind that addressee of Anastasiades at the negotiation table is the Turkish Cypriot side, particularly our President”.
In a written statement, Osman Ertuğ stated that the reaction of the Greek Cypriot side, particularly the leader of the Greek Cypriot side Anastasiades against the official visit of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the TRNC is ‘strange as much as exemplary’.
Ertuğ added: “In his first visit to the TRNC as President, Turkish President Erdoğan has put forth Turkey’s peaceful, reconciliatory and proactive policy towards TRNC again and he emphasized his full support to the sincere efforts made by the Turkish Cypriots. If there is someone who is disappointed because of this, they are those who do not want a just and lasting agreement in Cyprus.”
UN Secretary General’s Special Representative to Cyprus Espen Barth Eide will come to the island on Friday
UN Secretary General’s Special Representative to Cyprus Espen Barth Eide will come to the island on Friday in order to realize his first official visit.
Eide will visit Greek Cypriot Administration leader Anastasiades and TRNC President Eroğlu on the same day.
55% of the water pipeline which will transfer water
to the TRNC is completed
According to the information from Turkish State Water Works by the AA correspondent, projects of the refining plant and the main distribution channel in the TRNC have been completed and their contracts have been signed. 55% of the water pipeline which will carry water to the island has been completed.
Source: TRNC Public Information Office