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TRNC News 22nd February 2019

Burcu: “Everyone, including UN, knows that there is no document dated 4th of July 2017”

The Presidential Spokesman Barış Burcu said that a meaningless debate was raging in South Cyprus however everyone, including the UN, knows that there was no document tabled on the 4th of July 2017. Pointing out that there was only one Guterres Framework document which was presented to the two sides on the 30th of June 2017, Burcu added that as has been stated by President Mustafa Akıncı if this document is to be included in any discussion as of this point onwards, it must be taken as it is, without being watered down or distorted.

Burcu also underlined that no meeting had taken place at the leaders’ level on the 4th of July 2017 regarding this issue and said ‘No agreement or understanding had been reached at the meeting held on that date between the negotiators. As a result to present this as Guterres’ descriptive document is nothing more than a waste of time’.

The Presidential Spokesman stated that it was clear that such unproductive debates by the Greek Cypriot side did not contribute in any way to the solution of the Cyprus Problem. “Our expectation is for the Greek Cypriot side to abandon such debates and to clarify its vision towards the future of Cyprus” he stressed.

Burcu also said that President Mustafa Akıncı will be attending the leaders’ meeting on the 26th February 2019, with a constructive and sincere attitude to listen to Anastasiades’ clarification of his proposal for a decentralized federation as well as any other ideas he may have.