Denktaş: “The Greek Cypriot side is consistently making disturbing explanations at the negotiating table”
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Serdar Denktaş said: “The Greek side is consistently making disturbing explanations at the negotiating table and they are doing this by blaming us.”
Denktaş who held contacts in Ankara yesterday, also met with Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş at Çankaya Presidential Palace.
Upon a question concerning the negotiations in Cyprus, Denktaş emphasized that the negotiations are continuing and stated that President Mustafa Akıncı and his team have a sincere demand for a solution and a good will about the negotiations.
Pointing out that Turkey gives positive support in this regard, Denktaş said that the Greek Cypriot side give statements that negatively affect the process. Denktaş also stated that the Greek Cypriots have made declarations such as the Turkish Cypriots have 17 billion Euros debt and a settlement could not be reached unless Turkey waives this debt. Stating that they gave the necessary answer as the government, Denktaş said that Turkey is the only supporter of the Turkish Cypriots due to the isolations by the Greek Cypriots since 1963.
Denktaş said: “If there will be a real settlement based on political equality, even though we have such a debt, Turkey has enough power to waive this debt for a real and viable settlement. Such statements betray our people’s trust and reveal the unwillingness of the Greek Cypriots. The Greek Cypriot side should avoid such statements.”
The latest survey indicates seven parties to win seats in the Greek Cypriot Parliament
A new survey was published in South Cyprus which indicated 7 parties to win seats in the Greek Cypriot Parliament in the elections on 22 May.
Greek Cypriot Fileleftheros newspaper wrote according to the survey conducted by “Pulse” Research Company that the DİSİ preserves its leadership with a 23.7 per cent vote rate. According to the survey results, DİSİ is followed by AKEL with 18.3 per cent, DİKO with 9.9 per cent, Citizens Alliance with 4.7 per cent, EDEK with 4.5 per cent, Ecologists with 4 per cent, Solidarity Movement with 4 per cent, and ELAM with 2.1 per cent.
8.1 per cent of respondents declared that they would not vote, 12.4 percent did not answer the question of how they would vote, and 4.5 percent indicated that they would use invalid / blank vote.
Concerning the Cyprus problem, the majority, more than half of those polled, said they did not see a solution being reached, while 40 per cent said they believed a solution was possible. In the case of a referendum, more than a third said they would vote “yes”. The same number said they were not in a position to know yet how they would vote, and 27 per cent said they would vote “no”.
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