- Derinya and Aplıç gates to be opened today …
- Akıncı to hold press meeting regarding Cyprus problem …
- Özersay: “It will be a mistake to negotiate without a common vision” …
- Atatürk remembered …
Derinya and Aplıç gates to be opened today
Derinya and Aplıç gates will be opened today (12th November 2018). The first border gate was opened on 23 April 2003 as a goodwill gesture of the Turkish Cypriot side.
The number of the gates now opened will reach 9 with the opening of Derinya gate in Gazimagusa and Aplıç Gate in Lefke today.
Akıncı to hold press meeting regarding Cyprus problem
President Mustafa Akıncı’s press meeting to be held tonight regarding the latest stage of the Cyprus problem will be broadcasted live on television stations and BRT 2 will broadcast a Greek simultaneous translation.
Turkish Cypriot, Greek Cypriot press members and also press members from Turkey and international news agencies who have been accredited for the press meeting to be held at 19:30 pm. at the TRNC Presidency will be able to attend and ask questions.
It will be possible to follow the press meeting through the BRT web site.
Özersay: “It will be a mistake to negotiate without a common vision”
Özersay made a statement to the Turkish News Agency (TAK) regarding the Cyprus problem.
In his statement, reminding that the sides should clarify the issue of common vision expressed in the final UN report, Özersay said that a new negotiation process is not foreseen before clarifying this issue.
“Anastasiades’ statements show clearly that there is not a common vision yet. Until reaching a common vision, we should not enter into a negotiation process. There is a lack of common vision, there are two different visions which move further from each other”.
Referring to two main factors in the UN report to restart the negotiations, Özersay said that one of these factors is that the sides should discuss and clarify whether they have a common vision for the future of Cyprus and the second factor is, the sides should reach an agreement about the method of the process.
Furthermore, expressing that it is obvious that there is a lack of common vision and understanding needed for the future of Cyprus, Özersay said that it is wrong to restart the negotiations otherwise as the Greek Cypriot side demanded, negotiations will restart from the stage where they were left. Özersay also added that the main reason of the deadlock is that the Greek Cypriot side is not disturbed by status quo as much as the Turkish Cypriots and they do not want to see the reality that a federal partnership requires the sharing of administration and wealth and they never absorb the sharing mentality.
The Great Leader, and Founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was remembered at the 80th Anniversary of his death with various ceremonies in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus together with Turkey.