Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay stated that recent measures taken by the Greek Cypriot side would both damage the Greek Cypriot side’s economic interests and also harm the Turkish Cypriot economy, which totally contradicts the need for confidence building in Cyprus. Özersay emphasized that these actions harmed relations between the two sides, and pushed the Turkish Cypriot side also to take reciprocal measures on these issues as well as other matters.

On his social media account, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay evaluated measures taken by the Greek Cypriot side regarding fuel checks at crossing points. The Minister stated that the latest tactic used by the Greek Cypriot side was to act in a way that damages the Turkish Cypriot economy or obstructs any potential benefit to the Turkish Cypriot economy. Özersay gave examples of this and underlined that such moves damaged relations between the two sides.