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TRNC News 15th February 2019

  1. Erhürman: “If the Greek Cypriot leader continues his current stance, solution is not possible” ….
  2. Özersay sends a condolence message to Iranian Foreign Minister ….

Erhürman: “If the Greek Cypriot leader continues his current stance, solution is not possible”

Within the framework of his Ankara contacts, Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman spoke to CNN Türk and explained the latest developments of the Cyprus problem, relations with Turkey and the view of the Turkish Cypriot side regarding the negotiation process.

Stressing that the Turkish Cypriot side has no toleration for loss of time any more, Erhürman said that if the sides sit at the negotiation table, the process should be under the UN umbrella, on the basis of political equality, within a timeframe and result oriented.

Erhürman added that as long as the Greek Cypriot side plays with time, this passes to the advantage of the Greek Cypriots therefore the Greek Cypriot side continues playing with time.

Erhürman stressed that the Turkish Cypriot side can sit at the negotiation table for a result oriented solution process which is not open ended. The Turkish Cypriot side has a very clear stance on the issue of political equality. The same views have been reflected in the UN reports as well. Active participation is very important. No decision can be taken by excluding the Turkish Cypriot people, the will of the Turkish Cypriots will be reflected on the decisions. Political equality is to share the authorities, responsibilities and wealth. The way to a solution passes from sharing. A functional state is to reflect the decisions of both people with the will. Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades should internalise political equality and sharing.

Özersay sends a condolence message to Iranian Foreign Minister

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay sent a sympathy message to the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran in respect of the terrorist attack in Sistan-Belucistan province.

Özersay expressed his sorrow for the loss of several Iranian soldiers and wished mercy to those who lost their lives, quick recovery to the injured and heartfelt condolences to the Iranian people on behalf of his Ministry and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Government.

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  1. Nothing will ever change on the Island. It has always been the same since my service in the 50’s