The UN Secretary-General’s spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric emphasized that the UN will not propose an envoy, mediator or a negotiator between the involved parties in Cyprus unless both parties agree on that person.
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President Mustafa Akıncı stated that Turkey’s exclusion from security adjustments on Cyprus is out of the question and emphasised that this option is not, and has never been, on the agenda. He said, “Unfortunately, there are many distortions regarding this issue nowadays.”
Regarding the Cyprus issue, the Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hami Aksoy said that as long as the Greek Cypriot side did not have a drastic change in mentality, the Turkish side had no intention to play the same game.
President Mustafa Akıncı has stated that if the Greek Cypriot side is ready to accept the Guterres framework as it is, without any alterations and delay, then they should publicly confirm this position as soon as possible.
Stating that a meeting will most likely take place in the near future with the Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades, President Mustafa Akıncı said that, “Holding a meeting in order to understand each other’s intentions does not mean the resumption of the Cyprus negotiation process.