Presidential Spokesman Barış Burcu evaluated the United Nations Security Council's decision adopted on 25 July.
President Mustafa Akıncı came together with UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, at the Office of the President.
President Mustafa Akıncı had a phone conversation with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres yesterday evening. The UN Secretary-General Guterres reaffirmed his readiness to contribute to the solution of the Cyprus problem during the phone conversation which took place upon his request.
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
President Akıncı met with foreign parliamentarians and politicians who are in the country for the occassion of July 20.
“I would like to express my regret over the negative stance collectively taken by the Greek Cypriot political party leaders, who came together with the Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades today, with regard to our proposal on hydrocarbons. I was also dismayed by the reasons put forward by the Greek Cypriot side in rejecting our proposal which clearly aims at deescalating the heightened tension and turning the hydrocarbons issue into an area of cooperation between the two communities.
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.
Swedish Ambassador Anna Olsson Vrang, who is due to leave the country this weekend, paid a farewell visit to President Mustafa Akıncı.
“As the Presidency, we wish that our proposal, presented in a constructive and sincere approach, will find response correspondingly,” Burcu said.
President Mustafa Akıncı made a new proposal regarding the establishment of a joint committee on the hydrocarbons to the Greek Cypriot Leader Anastasiades through the Office of the UN Special Representative to Cyprus.