TRNC News Today 30th December 2014

Toros:  TCCC will continue lobby activities for widening Green Line Regulation

”President of Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Commerce (CTCC) – Fikri Toros, published a new year message and recorded that TCCC will continue lobby activities for widening the scope of Fikri Torosthe Green Line Regulation so that it allows the crossing of commercial vehicles and processed food to South Cyprus.

Stating that Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce is spending efforts for solution of the Cyprus Problem and protecting the interests of the Turkish Cypriot people, Toros indicated that the Chamber also follows policies necessary for establishing a sustainable economic structure. Toros continued:

 “These efforts are not alternatives but activities complementing each other. We believe in the importance of establishing a constructive and reliable dialog based on the realities in Cyprus with all parties involved in the Cyprus problem mainly the Greek Cypriots.   In addition to this, we believe that a self sufficient and strong Turkish Cypriot economy is a must for the peace and prosperity of the future generations and for the continuation of our interests in an agreement to be reached in the island. It is crystal clear that no policy will lead the community to prosperity and stability without featuring an economic mind. Therefore it is inevitable that the Turkish Cypriot economy should attain a healthy and sustainable structure no matter the direction of the solution process.”

Spokesperson of TRNC President: “Statements of Greek Cypriot side aim to drive a wedge between Turkish Cypriots and Turkey”

TRNC President’s Spokesperson – Osman Ertuğ emphasized that the statements of Greek Cypriot spokesperson and Archbishop aim to Osman Ertug 2drive a wedge between Turkish Cypriots and Turkey.

In the written statement made by Ertuğ, it was stated that Greek Cypriot spokesperson said: “Turkey looks after the her own interests not the interests of Turkish Cypriots” and added that the statements of Archbishop Chrisostomos –  “As long as Turkey mentions the realities, a solution cannot be achieved” are very interesting since they show that the Greek Cypriot side is in a world of fallacy and illusions.

Ertuğ pointed out that considering the statements in question; it is possible to understand why the Cyprus problem could not be solved for 50 years and why the negotiations continuing for 46 years could not end with a solution. Ertuğ said  “In a period that Greek Cypriot side continues its monopolist and hegemonic approach on the hydrocarbon issue like the other issues, the Greek Cypriot spokesperson exhibits his insincerity by assailing Turkey who gives a helping hand to us and is in cooperation with us for defending our rights and legal interests. On the other hand, the statement made by a religious leader whose duty is to encourage and support peace and friendship between the two peoples in Cyprus that reconciliation cannot be made on the basis of realities is an incomprehensible attitude”.

Source: TRNC Public Information Office