TRNC News 20.9.2017 Akıncı: new initiatives not expected within next few months


President Mustafa Akıncı said that the TRNC did not expect any new initiatives to happen on the Cyprus issue in the next few months.

In his statement at Ercan Airport before leaving for New York, Akıncı said that he visited New York every year to make contacts during the United Nations General Assembly and outlined that there were two issues that made this year’s visit particularly important.


The first issue is that the meeting comes after the failed negotiations in Crans-Montana in July, and the second is that the TRNC will be able to discuss the UN Secretary-General’s report on the talks before submitting it to the United Nations Security Council.

Akıncı also mentioned that while he does not expect the UN report to the Security Council to blame the other side, the TRNC does expect objectivity.

Stating that the abandonment of the Turkish Cypriot people to isolation is a great injustice which the United Nations community should not ignore, Akıncı said that what had happened in Crans-Montana was similar to the April 2004 referendum on the United Nations Annan Plan.

Akıncı said, “I believe that the United Nations should do its part to determine what the status of the Turkish Cypriots will be.”

Erdoğan: “Turkey is open to proposals providing that they respect the rights of the Turkish Cypriots”

Speaking at the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United National General Assembly, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan referred to the Cyprus issue and stated that the latest comprehensive negotiation process in Cyprus, which began in 2008, ended without reaching a solution due to the incomprehensible attitude of the Greek Cypriot side.

Erdoğan said, “We are doing our best concerning the natural resources that have been discovered in the Eastern Mediterranean in recent years, in order to provide peace, stability, and prosperity on the island and we are open to proposals providing that they respect the rights of the Turkish Cypriots.”

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