As part of his contacts in New York, President Mustafa Akıncı met with Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak, who currently holds the term presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
President Mustafa Akıncı, prior to his departure for New York, made a press statement at the Ercan Airport and indicated "My struggle is for our people to lead a European and modern life in political equality, freedom and security while maintaining their unique identity and personality on the basis of a solution based on two constituent states as well as international law”.
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.
Following a week of talks with UN Secretary-General’s temporary Special Envoy Jane Holl Lute, President Akıncı stated that they met today with the Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades in an informal cocktail in the UN buffer zone.
The meeting with Mrs. Lute began at 9.30 this morning and lasted around an hour.
Following the meeting at the Office of the President, Presidential Spokesperson Barış Burcu said “Our President met once again with Jane Holl Lute today.
Presidential Spokesperson Barış Burcu stated that Mrs. Lute is continuing work to complete the terms of reference and added that “In this context, Mrs. Lute expressed her wish to meet with our President tomorrow. The meeting will take place tomorrow afternoon.”
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.
President Mustafa Akıncı had a telephone conversation with the UN Special Envoy to Cyprus Jane Holl Lute.
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.”