President Mustafa Akıncı made a statement at around 4 a.m. this morning, with regards to the explosion which occurred during early hours today, in the region of Taşkent.
At the beginning of the meeting, President Akıncı summarized the main points of the policy that he foresees to follow after the failure of the Cyprus conference and then answered the questions of journalists regarding the recent developments.
The statement of President Akıncı concerning to the matter is as follows:
“I carried out a thorough assessment with my negotiating team of the report submitted by UN Secretary-General Guterres to the Security Council on 15 October”.
“After October 15th, we will be able to come together on a date not far from today.”
Stating that he would like to talk once again with the Greek Cypriot Leader Nicos Anastasiades on how to shape the future of the island, President Mustafa Akıncı said “Because it is our responsibility. Creating a better and greater future on this island is our common responsibility.”
Referring to the negative response of the Greek Cypriot leader with regards to the call on 30 April, President Akıncı noted that this stance is worrying but not surprising.
President Mustafa Akıncı stated that the East-Med project is not a route which aims at serving a solution in Cyprus and providing stability in the region.
President Mustafa Akıncı evaluated the current status of the Cyprus negotiation process and responded to the criticism.
President Mustafa Akıncı issued a statement regarding the comments UBP Leader and Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün as well as DP Leader Deputy Prime Minister Serdar Denktaş made on his own remarks during the TV programme called “Anadolu Soruyor” broadcasted on TRT Haber channel on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
President Akıncı stressed that rotational presidency was a sine-qua-non for Turkish Cypriots in terms of political equality. President continued to say “In addition to effective participation in decision making, a settlement must absolutely include the element of rotational presidency”.