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TRNC News 30th October 2018

 

  1. Akıncı: “Mutual trust is the basis to establish a partnership state” …
  2. 95th Anniversary of the Founding of the Turkish Republic was celebrated …
  3. Erhürman: “Anastasiades should clarify his proposal as soon as possible” …

Akıncı: “Mutual trust is the basis to establish a partnership state”

Stating that mutual trust is the basis to establish a partnership state, President Mustafa Akıncı said that equal participation of both sides for the decisions to be taken in a possible partnership is also the basis, and stressed that the Greek Cypriot side should face the facts.

In his speech at an event, President Akıncı mentioned the opening of Aplıç gate and said that the people of the region had struggled since 2004 and they have made great efforts for the last three years regarding the issue.

Furthermore, reminding that as well as the decision for opening the gates, they had also taken a decision for GSM inter-operability on both sides three years ago, the President said that although the Turkish Cypriot side is ready technically, they could not progress on the issue, and this situation is not acceptable.

On the issue of a ‘loose federation’, Akıncı said that an expression of ‘loose federation’ is getting around and pointed out that he discussed this issue at his meeting with the Greek Cypriot leader and Anastasiades expressed that it is not a ‘loose federation’ which he demands but transferring more power from the central government to the wings. Akıncı said “If you ask me, I think it does not differ from ‘loose federation’, only the name is different. Mr. Anastasiades did not provide any specific details on the issue of authorities”.

95th Anniversary of the Founding of the Turkish Republic was celebrated

The ceremony program started in front of the Atatürk monument in Lefkoşa with the wreath laying of the protocol at the monument.

A minute’s silence was observed and the flags were raised while the national anthem was played and the ceremony was completed with the signing of the special memorial book by the Acting President Speaker of the TRNC Assembly Teberrüken Uluçay and the Turkish Ambassador to Lefkoşa Derya Kanbay.

Acting President Speaker of the TRNC Assembly Teberrüken Uluçay, Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman, Chief of Justice of the Supreme Court Narin Şefik, Ministers, Members of the Parliament, Military Staff, bureaucrats and the representatives of the associations attended the ceremony marking the 95th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic.

As part of the celebrations, various ceremonies were held in all major cities of Northern Cyprus.

Erhürman: “Anastasiades should clarify his proposal as soon as possible”

Prime Minister and CTP Leader Tufan Erhürman and AKEL Secretary General Andros Kyprianou met at CTP Headquarters last Saturday (27th October).

Erhürman and Kyprianou made a joint statement following a tête-à-tête meeting and a meeting between the delegations.

The parties confirmed their determination for a lasting and just solution based on political equality as soon as possible.

Stating that the parties appreciated the decision taken last Friday regarding Derinya and Aplıç border gates which will be opened on 12 November 2018, the parties expressed their support for the steps to be taken in the areas of mobile phones and confidence-building measures.

Considering the possibility of accelerating the process, they have the intention to meet more often, and Erhürman and Kyprianou expressed that they had decided to organise activities on either side of the island.

In his statement, Erhürman stressed that the next most important task is to start with a well-prepared, result-oriented and open ended process as the UN Secretary-General Guterres had stated in his latest report, and added that he did not think that the suggestion of a loose federation, that Anastasiades brought up recently, is in opposition to Guterres’ desire.