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TRNC News 19th April 2019

1. Özersay met with Çavuşoğlu ….
2. Özersay: “We will continue to take steps without hesitation to protect the rights and interests of the Turkish Cypriot people” ….

Özersay met with Çavuşoğlu

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay, who paid a one-day visit to Ankara yesterday (18th April 2019), met with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and evaluated the latest developments on the Cyprus issue.

In his statement from his Twitter account, Çavuşoğlu said: “We evaluated the stage reached regarding the Cyprus issue with TRNC Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay. We will continue our joint efforts for a solution model that meets the political equality and security concerns of the Turkish Cypriots.”

Özersay: “We will continue to take steps without hesitation to protect the rights and interests of the Turkish Cypriot people”

Within the framework of his Ankara visit, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay met with the General Director of the Turkish Petroleum Corporation Melih Bilgin and evaluated natural gas exploration activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. Özersay made a statement regarding his meeting via his social media account and expressed “We will continue to take steps without hesitation to protect the rights and interests of the Turkish Cypriot people”.

Furthermore Özersay added “We evaluated the work of the Turkish Petroleum Corporation executed on behalf of the TRNC, the drilling activity programme and the analysis made for the work executed up to today. We are moving forward our studies in order to put into practice our rights which cannot be denied in the Eastern Mediterranean”.

Stating that they prefer to have cooperation with the Greek Cypriots on the issue of natural resources, Özersay said “Our proposal for cooperation is still valid but if the Greek Cypriot side does not want to cooperate, we cannot wait and do nothing. We will continue to take steps without hesitation.”

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  1. It is time we move away from that mind set. As they are Turkish, and Greek desents but the people of Cyprus. I served there in the 50’s and not a dam thing has changed/. Sad relly