In the statement released by Mr. Burcu, he stated that Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades was in an attempt to define the Cyprus issue in a minority-majority relationship repeating the same mistake.
Presidential Spokesperson Barış Burcu stated that the decision on the date and place of the trilateral meeting has not yet been taken and highlighted that it is important for the Turkish Cypriot side to maintain its stable and determined stance within the framework of the UN parameters.
Stressing that the principle of political equality and effective participation in decision making is above all a fundamental demand of the Turkish Cypriot People, Presidential Spokesperson said: “This rightful demand, which is supported by Turkey, is a settled United Nations parameter and is beyond a mere demand. The principle of minimum positive vote in decisions; is one of the agreements reached by the two sides.”
Presidential Spokesman Barış Burcu evaluated the United Nations Security Council's decision adopted on 25 July.
As is known, the Greek Cypriot Leader
rejected the proposal on hydrocarbons made by President Mustafa Akıncı that aimed at de-escalating the heightened tension arisen from the insistence of the Greek Cypriot Administration to unilaterally pursue hydrocarbon activities, excluding the Turkish Cypriot
Since the Greek Cypriot Administration insisted on pursuing their unilateral hydrocarbon exploration activities despite our repeated warnings, Turkish Cypriot side and Turkey are left with no option other than acting the same way they do.
“As the Presidency, we wish that our proposal, presented in a constructive and sincere approach, will find response correspondingly,” Burcu said.
In the press today, it is claimed that Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kudret Özersay has recently met with Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades.
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.