- President Akıncı informed the Council of Ministers on the latest developments in the Cyprus problem ….
- Özersay : “How can Anastasiades say this more clearly?” ….
- Prime Minister Erhürman in Ankara ….
- Limassol Resistance and Martyrs Commemorated ….
President Akıncı informed the Council of Ministers on the latest developments in the Cyprus problem
In his statement after the meeting, Akıncı indicated that they made evaluations with the government following his contacts with the UN Secretary General’s Temporary Envoy Jane Holl Lute and before the meeting he will have with the Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades on 26 February, 2019.
Akıncı said that it was a very fruitful meeting and added that he will inform the Assembly on Tuesday 19 February, 2019 within the same framework.
Özersay : “How can Anastasiades say this more clearly?”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay said that Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades’ statement regarding political equality is very important in terms of showing that the Greek Cypriot side does not acknowledge even the most basic parameter of a federal partnership.
In his written statement, Özersay evaluated the statements of Anastasiades made last Sunday (10th February, 2019). Özersay said: “An understanding that tries to explain the political equality as an inequality according to themselves does not pertain only to Mr. Anastasiades but it is the understanding of all previous Greek Cypriot leaders. Up to today, I have been at the same negotiation table with 5 different Greek Cypriot leaders and I have not seen any different approach. Therefore, if someone says that we should wait for another Greek Cypriot President for a federal partnership, this will not be a realistic approach”.
Özersay added that he did not make this statement in the name of the government but indicated that this is his own observation and evaluation as a person who has taken place academically and actively in the Cyprus negotiation process for the last 20 years.
Prime Minister Erhürman in Ankara
Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman went to Ankara as the guest of Ombudsperson of the Turkish Republic Şeref Malkoç and will attend a symposium entitled ‘The Past, Present and the Future of Ombudsman in the 6th Year’.
Erhürman will deliver a speech at the opening of the symposium which will take place at the Turkish Grand National Assembly tomorrow (14th February). He will also meet with the Turkish Cypriots residing in Ankara at the Grand Ankara Hotel tonight.
The Prime Minister will also hold a series of contacts and meetings during his visit to Ankara and return to the island on Friday (15th February).
Limassol Resistance and Martyrs Commemorated
Turkish Cypriot resistance against Greek Cypriot attacks in Limassol and those who became martyrs in that resistance were commemorated with a ceremony in Girne today (13th February). The ceremony was held at 10:00 at the Limassol-Girne Martyrs and Freedom Monument.