- Akıncı: “Minority community status has never been valid and will not be valid” ….
- Çavuşoğlu: “Our only concern is to guarantee and protect the rights of the TRNC” ..
- Martyr Hüseyin Ruso Laid to Rest ….
Akıncı: “Minority community status has never been valid and will not be valid”
President Mustafa Akıncı said that minority community status has never been valid in Cyprus and will never be valid. Akıncı stressed that the Greek Cypriot leadership should change its mentality regarding this issue.
In his speech during a meeting yesterday (25th December), Akıncı said that a new initiative has started for the solution of the Cyprus problem, there are some cornerstones and political equality is the most important condition for solution of the Cyprus problem.
Adding that there will not be majority-minority relationship in a possible solution and this was also registered by the UN, President Akıncı said that there will be political equality between the two communities in a solution to be reached.
Furthermore, Akıncı stressed that political equality also includes active participation in all decisions.
Çavuşoğlu: “Our only concern is to guarantee and protect the rights of the TRNC”
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stated that Turkey is not against drilling however the only concern is guaranteeing and the protection of the rights of the TRNC in exploring oil and gas resources.
Çavuşoğlu made a statement on the energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean at the 2018 Turkish foreign policy evaluation meeting. “We are starting to conduct exploration activities in the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEC) which are recorded at the UN. We have our Exclusive Economic Zone and also an area to which the TRNC invited us. Turkey’s exclusive economic zone overlaps with some of the parcels determined by the Greek Cypriot Administration, however the 10th parcel at which Exxon is carrying out drilling now does not overlap. We will now also start drilling in those regions” Çavuşoğlu said.
Martyr Hüseyin Ruso Laid to Rest
Lost martyr Hüseyin Ruso whose remains were found after 54 years is a symbol for the Turkish Cypriot existence struggle and the Küçük Kaymaklı region.
Ruso was a teacher and he was 28 years old when he was killed on 25 December 1963 during the attacks of Greek Cypriots against Turkish Cypriot civilians in the Küçük Kaymaklı region while trying to resist against the attacks.
Following the funeral prayers at Küçük Kaymaklı Mosque, Hüseyin Ruso was laid to rest at the Martyrdom in Küçük Kaymaklı where he was murdered 55 years ago and also has a monument.