President Mustafa Akıncı has stated that if the Greek Cypriot side is ready to accept the Guterres framework as it is, without any alterations and delay, then they should publicly confirm this position as soon as possible.

President Akıncı made the comments on Monday of this week (30th April), marking the completion of his third year in office.

Akıncı said that he had contributed to the agreement of new areas of consensus, without excluding previous consensus for the establishment of bi-communal and bi-zonal federal structure based on the political equality of the two constituent states.

President Mustafa Akıncı said: “It is a fact that the processes at Mont Pelerin, Geneva, and Crans-Montana have taken place thanks to our initiative. However, in spite of the Turkish Cypriot side and Turkey’s constructive approach, a positive outcome could not be reached at the Conference in Crans-Montana.”

President Mustafa Akıncı reiterated that all sides have to be sincere and lay claim to the Guterres framework, which has emerged as the result of efforts of many elements over the years.