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TRNC News 18th April 2019

  1. Özersay: “UN accepts that there is not any ground for negotiations” ….
  2. Akar: “Rights of the Turkish Cypriots on energy resources should not be disregarded” ….
  3. 21st International 23rd April Children’s Festival starts today ….

Özersay: “UN accepts that there is not any ground for negotiations”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay evaluated the new Cyprus report submitted to the UN Security Council by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Özersay made a statement through the social media and pointed out that the submitted report is still a preliminary draft and added that it is not sensible to make any statements at this stage about the report. Özersay also underlined that the draft report could have been more realistic and added that it is accepted in the report in a fairly cautious manner that there is not any ground to begin a negotiation process. It is also said in the report that if the sides could not begin the negotiations at least they can continue to have consultations.

Özersay stated that being afraid of offending one of the sides by speaking the truth, the UN once again seems to forget to be fair with the concern to treat both sides equally. Lastly, Özersay said that he will evaluate the report at the beginning of next week when it will be finalised and share this for public opinion.

Akar: “Rights of the Turkish Cypriots on energy resources should not be disregarded”

Turkish National Defence Minister Hulusi Akar answered the questions of Anadolu Agency correspondent regarding his meeting with the Deputy US Defence Minister Patrick Shanahan.

As an answer to a question whether the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean were discussed or not, Akar said “A draft law was prepared by some Senators. One of the draft laws was regarding the Eastern Mediterranean. We expressed our concerns and views on the issue clearly. We stressed that the rights of the Turkish Cypriots on energy resources should not be disregarded, the Turkish Cypriots have equal rights on the energy resources and we will not accept any practices against this reality. I hope this is well understood.”

21st International 23rd April Children’s Festival starts today

The 21st International 23rd April Children’s Festival organised by the Department of Elementary Education of the TRNC Ministry of National Education and Culture will start today (18th April).

As well as the TRNC, there will be 9 guest groups from 8 countries – Turkey, UK, Finland, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland and Russia attending the festival.