December 10, 2022

President Akıncı has informed the TRNC Assembly about the latest developments in Cyprus negotiations


The General Council of the Assembly held an extraordinary meeting on the Cyprus problem today at 10.00. President Mustafa Akıncı also participated in the meeting.

President Akıncı informed the members of the Assembly about the Cyprus issue and the latest developments that have been reached in the negotiation process.

Akıncı: “The most significant issue we handled today was the authorization of constituent states to sign international treaties”

President Mustafa Akıncı stated that in yesterday’s bilateral meeting with the Greek Cypriot Leader Nikos Anastasiades, they almost concluded the chapter on the power of constituent states to sign international treaties.


In his statement to the press following the meeting with Anastasiades, President Akıncı said that both Leaders tried to bridge the gap on chapters in which a compromise has not yet been reached. These chapters include ‘Administration and Power Sharing’, ‘Property’, ‘Relations with the EU’ and the ‘Economy’. Some areas which had already been agreed were not changed.

“In a federal system, the founding states are able to sign international treaties on certain issues within their jurisdiction,” President Akıncı stated. “Examples of this can be seen in Belgium, Canada and Germany.”

When asked if the Territory issue is to be discussed in another country, President Akıncı replied that “it is not yet certain which country the talks will be held in but it will probably be a neutral country.”

Şule Aker was elected as the President of the World Association of Press Councils

Cyprus Turkish Press Council President Şule Aker was elected as the President of the World Association of Press Councils with 70% of the votes.


Aker was elected at the 17th Ordinary Executive Council Meeting of the World Association of Press Councils (WAPC) which was held in Girne. Members from different countries participated in the meeting.

Haron Muwangi from Kenya and Kishor Shretta from Nepal were elected as vice-presidents.

Source: TRNC Public Information Office –

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