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National Unity Party (UBP) leader and Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün stated that the UN parameters of bi-communality and bi-zonality no longer apply and that there will be no further negotiations based on them. He said, “Only if the Greek Cypriot side accepts Motherland Turkey’s full and effective guarantee, bi-zonality, the unconditional equality of the Turkish Cypriot people and the equal status of the two constituent states on the island, can negotiations be restarted.”
President Mustafa Akıncı has said that the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides need to create the conditions to maintain a humanitarian and civil relationship and to live in peace – regardless of whether a solution is reached”
President Mustafa Akıncı received the UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser to Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide. Speaking to the press after the meeting, Eide stated that the report about the Cyprus negotiation process would be ready in two weeks’ time.
TRNC Temporary Residence Renewal
For those of you who must renew your Temporary Residence, bear in mind that whilst the Authorities are processing your application, you will not be allowed to cross the border until everything is completed.
Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu has stated that, since the official declaration by the UN Secretary General that the Cyprus negotiation process came to a close without a conclusion in Switzerland earlier this month, a new page should be opened on the Cyprus talks on a state-to-state basis, based on equality.