Presidential Spokesperson made a statement regarding the report by UNSG Antonio Guterres, which covers the period from 12 August 2017 to 21 May 2018
The Presidential Spokesman Barış Burcu stated that they would not engage in the blame game launched in regards the Guterres framework saying that the Greek Cypriot side was referring to a non-existing document and that there was only a single document submitted by the UN. “There is no other framework. Hence, there is no point in continuing this distortion” he noted.
The statement made this morning by Nikos Christodoulides, the Foreign Minister of the Greek Cypriot Administration, where it is alleged that President Mustafa Akıncı rejected to have a social meeting with the Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades, does not reflect the truth.
“The endeavours of President Mr. Mustafa Akıncı have always been solution oriented and aimed at securing the legitimate rights of both communities. He has envisaged possible developments that may jeopardise the solution process and tried to take measures.
The statement of the President's Spokesperson:
President Mustafa Akıncı’s determination to protect the rights of the Turkish Cypriot people and also his stance regarding the Greek Cypriot side’s unilateral operations regarding natural gas is amply clear and well known.
Presidential Spokesman Barış Burcu stated that resuming negotiations is only possible if the Greek Cypriot Parliament eliminates the wrong decision to commemorate the 1950 Enosis plebiscite in schools.
We are pleased to observe that every day more and more people from the Greek Cypriot community are acknowledging that the decision taken by the Greek Cypriot Parliament to commemorate the 1950 Enosis Plebiscite at schools was a mistake.
Presidential Spokesperson Barış Burcu emphasised that political equality is one of the basic principles of a solution along with the freedom and security of the Turkish Cypriot people.
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