- Akıncı: “As long as the negative attitude of Anastasiades does not change, a triple meeting with Lute will not be useful” ….
- Lute to meet with Akıncı and Anastasiades separately on Sunday, 7 April 2019 ….
Akıncı: “As long as the negative attitude of Anastasiades does not change, a triple meeting with Lute will not be useful”
President Mustafa Akıncı said that as long as the known negative attitude of the Greek Cypriot leader does not change, holding a triple meeting with Jane Holl Lute, who is appointed by the UN Secretary General to determine if there is a common ground or not, will not be useful except giving a false perception that something is going to happen.
In his written statement to TAK news agency, Akıncı expressed that he had a telephone conversation with Lute, upon his request. Akıncı noted “During my telephone conversation, I underlined that the points to which attention has been paid by the Turkish Cypriots from the beginning are very important to compose the terms of reference and if a new negotiation process will start, it should not start from the beginning, should not be open ended and should be result oriented”.
Akıncı also mentioned the statements of Anastasiades regarding his demand for a triple meeting with Lute.
Akıncı expressed that during his telephone conversation, he said to Lute:
“The negotiation period for the sake of negotiating ended for us. If the common ground is determined with Lute’s ongoing work, we are concerned that the process is result oriented and not open-ended and the target is clear. It is a well-known fact that the political equality of the Turkish Cypriot people is a sine qua non. Whatever the name of the solution to be found, it must include the political equality of the Turkish Cypriot people. Unfortunately, we did not see any constructive attitude at informal meetings with Anastasiades. On the contrary, both in our meetings and in his statements to his public, it is obvious that he does not pay enough attention to the Turkish Cypriot side’s sensitivity towards political equality and effective participation. However, this issue is an important UN parameter among the past consensuses.”
The UN Secretary General’s Temporary Envoy to Cyprus Jane Holl Lute will meet with President Akıncı and the Greek Cypriot Leader Anastasiades separately on Sunday, 7 April 2019.
Lute will arrive in the island on Saturday, 6 April 2019.