Following the meeting, Presidential Spokesperson Barış Burcu issued a press release saying:
“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”.
The Mayor of İzmir’s Buca district Levent Buca and his accompanying delegation including war veteran paid a courtesy visit on President Mustafa Akıncı.
“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.”
President Mustafa Akıncı briefed Political Party Leaders represented in the National Assembly about his meetings with Secretary General of the UN Antonio Guterres, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Stef Blok.
President Mustafa Akıncı, “We have always undertaken positive steps with the understanding that all sides will profit from a mutually acceptable and fair solution and we will not stop doing so as long as our positive stance is reciprocated.” President Akıncı pointed out the importance of the solution being realistic, fair and viable.
“The visit of Lute shouldn’t be considered as beginning of open-ended negotiation process. The concept of ‘Zero military zero guarantee’ neither gives security to the Turkish Cypriot people nor comfort them”
Presidential Spokesperson made a statement regarding the report by UNSG Antonio Guterres, which covers the period from 12 August 2017 to 21 May 2018
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.