TRNC News Today 12th November 2014

Ertuğ: “Greek Cypriot administration is in search of unilateral alliances with the countries in the region in order to conceal their escape from the negotiation table”

Presidential Spokesman Osman Ertuğ said that in accordance with the scenario previously formulated with Greece, the Greek Osman ErtugCypriot administration is in search of unilateral alliances with the countries in the region in order to conceal their escape from the negotiation table and leave the responsibility on the Turkish Cypriot side and Turkey.

In his written statement Ertug recorded that the Greek Cypriot administration who issued a declaration with Egypt and Greece on 8th of November has this time  declared its  aim to reach a similar tripartite agreement with Israel. Ertug also said: “Spokesman of the Greek Cypriot administration in his statement regarding this issue, said  they willl move in the areas that they have comparative advantage against Turkey regarding this issue. In other words within the EU and with the neighbouring countries. He actually explained the purpose of a hostile alliance network that the Greek Cypriot administration has been trying to establish recently around the TRNC and Turkey.”

Emphasizing  that the Greek Cypriot spokesman Hristodulides’ statement is quite meaningful,  Ertuğ  said  this confession  also demonstrates clearly how unserious and insincere is the statement of the Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades when he said  the dialog and cooperation between the parties  who signed the Cairo declaration do not target any other country.

ATCA gave a letter to UN authorities to be conveyed to Ban

Association of Turkish Cypriots Living Abroad (ATCA) conveyed a letter to the UN authorities in which they protested the withdrawal of the Greek Cypriot side from the ATCAnegotiations and demanded  from the international community to  bring the two states model as an alternative solution in case the process  proved to be unsuccessful. The letter was handed over by the TRNC representative of ATCA – Kerem Hasan and the accompanying delegation at the Ledra Palace Gate in order to be conveyed to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

It has been recorded that the letter has been sent in order to emphasize the outrage  and sadness created by the withdrawal of the Greek Cypriot side from the negotiations process.

Source: TRNC Public Information Office