Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün has stated that the Switzerland Conference should be the last stop in the Cyprus negotiations.

Evaluating the Cyprus issue, Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün said that the outcome of the five-party conference should be a final decision. “Either an agreement or a separation”, said the Prime Minister.

Özgürgün said that if an agreement is not reached, a federal structure will not be established in Cyprus, and that, in that case, the UN should support  the presence of the two states in Cyprus. He added that the issues regarding the withdrawal of troops and the concession of territory should not be discussed at the negotiating table. “The aim of the Greek Cypriot side is to remove Turkey’s guarantee and obtain territorial concessions” Özgürgün stressed.

Akıncı: “We will attend the Conference on Cyprus with goodwill and determination”

Emphasizing that the Turkish Cypriot people’s strong determination for a settlement still continues, President Mustafa Akıncı stated that they will attend the Conference on Cyprus with determination and goodwill.

President Akıncı received a delegation from the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. Speaking during the reception, President Akıncı discussed the latest developments on the negotiation process and evaluated the upcoming Cyprus Conference that will take place in Crans–Montana, Switzerland.

Stating that the Turkish Cypriot side will sit at the negotiating table with the determination to reach a federal settlement based on the equality of the two constituent states, Akıncı expressed that a settlement can be reached if the other side shows the same political will.

Special Audience Stage of the Cyprus Rally took place in the TRNC

The Special Audience Stage of the Cyprus Rally, which is part of the European Rally Championship (ERC) and Middle East Rally Championship (MERC), took place in the TRNC.

In total, 75 rally racers participated in the race this year, including 12 racers from the TRNC, 37 racers from South Cyprus, 20 racers from third party countries and 6 rally racers from Turkey.

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