Regarding the Cyprus issue, the Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hami Aksoy said that as long as the Greek Cypriot side did not have a drastic change in mentality, the Turkish side had no intention to play the same game.

He made the statement upon being asked a question regarding President Mustafa Akıncı’s latest remarks about the Guterres Framework at the end of a press conference.

Aksoy noted that the Cyprus problem had been continuing for 50 years and added that it had now turned into a vicious circle and no progress had been made.

Reminding that the Turkish side had always displayed a constructive stance at the talks and aimed to achieve some progress, Mr. Aksoy said that due to the Greek Cypriot side’s mentality no progress had been achieved.

Explaining that during the process they were laying emphasis on what couldn’t take place instead of what could take place, the Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that as long as the Greek Cypriot side did not have a drastic change in mentality then the Turkish side had no intention of becoming willing participants in the same old game.

“We believe the time has come for a new road to be tried,” said Aksoy.