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President Mustafa Akıncı evaluated the report (covering the period of 6 October 2018-10 April 2019) of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, which was presented to the UN Security Council and became official today.

The statement of President Akıncı concerning to the matter is as follows:

"UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres's report covering the period of 6 October 2018-10 April 2019 has been submitted to the UN Security Council and became offical today.
UNSG has always tried to adopt  a balanced stance vis-à-vis the the parties as expected.
Given the works of Mr. Lute, who holds contacts on behalf of Secretary General, have not come to an end yet,  such a stance is understandable, yet it constitutues   an injustice towards the Turkish Cypriot side. That is, while the report refers to past convergences , 11 February 2014 dated document and the Guterres framework of June 30, 2017, it does not refer to the position of the parties towards the above-mentioned agreement and documents. As it is known, while forming the reference concepts during our contacts with Mr. Lute, as the leader authorized by the Turkish Cypriot people, I said that we accept as a basis the past agreements, the February 11, 2014 document, and the 30 June 2017 framework, on the condition that it is not diluted. In contrast, the Greek Cypriot side, has rejected a very important principle of the past convergences such as   political equality and effective participation,and endeavoured to replace the 30 July 2017 framework with a non-existant framework said to be dated 4 July 2017. 
The fact that the report makes no clear reference to the negative attitude of the Greek Cypriot side and constitutes a serious shortcoming. It is regrettable that the UN reports ignore the positive attitude of the Turkish Cypriot side. It should be known that ignoring the negative attitude of the Greek Cypriot sides in the UN reports does not contribute to efforts towards a solution in Cyprus.
Nevertheless, it is important that the UNSG’s report made reference to political equality in the bizonalbicommunal federation and the document dated 11 February, put on record, once again that the framework constituted the document dated 30 June 2017. This is an indirect warning to the Greek Cypriot side. Besides, it is stated that open-ended processes are an issue of the past and that the process should be solution-oriented. Such stance shows that the Secretary General agrees with the Turkish Cypriot side’s view that the process should have a time-frame. 
 
All this means that the stable and consistent attitude put forth by the Turkish Cypriot side is accepted.
 
 
The report adopts a balanced attitude on confidence building measures as well. Although the issue of mobile phones interoperability seems to be finally realized, we have wasted 4 years due to the insistence of the Greek Cypriot side on its wrong stance. Similarly, after Crans Montana, the efforts of the Turkish Cypriot institutions for harmonisation with the EU acquis have been stopped by the Greek side. These issues were also overlooked in the report.
 
In addition, it should be understood that the embargoes imposed on the Turkish Cypriot people for years have are unfair and unnecessary. This attitude towards our people, who have done and is still doing their utmost for a solution, is a great injustice.





 
"UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' report covering the period of 6 October 2018-10 April 2019 has been submitted to the UN Security Council and became official today.
UNSG has always tried to adopt  a balanced stance vis-à-vis the the parties as expected.
Given the works of Mr. Lute, who holds contacts on behalf of Secretary General, have not come to an end yet,  such a stance is understandable, yet it constitutues   an injustice towards the Turkish Cypriot side. That is, while the report refers to past convergences , 11 February 2014 dated document and the Guterres framework of June 30, 2017, it does not refer to the position of the parties towards the above-mentioned agreement and documents. As it is known, while forming the reference concepts during our contacts with Mr. Lute, as the leader authorized by the Turkish Cypriot people, I said that we accept as a basis the past agreements, the February 11, 2014 document, and the 30 June 2017 framework, on the condition that it is not diluted. In contrast, the Greek Cypriot side, has rejected a very important principle of the past convergences such as   political equality and effective participation,and endeavored to replace the 30 July 2017 framework with a non-existent framework said to be dated 4 July 2017. 
The fact that the report makes no clear reference to the negative attitude of the Greek Cypriot side and constitutes a serious shortcoming. It is regrettable that the UN reports ignore the positive attitude of the Turkish Cypriot side. It should be known that ignoring the negative attitude of the Greek Cypriot sides in the UN reports does not contribute to efforts towards a solution in Cyprus.
Nevertheless, it is important that the UNSG’s report made reference to political equality in the bizonalbi-communal federation and the document dated 11 February, put on record, once again that the framework constituted the document dated 30 June 2017. This is an indirect warning to the Greek Cypriot side. Besides, it is stated that open-ended processes are an issue of the past and that the process should be solution-oriented. Such stance shows that the Secretary General agrees with the Turkish Cypriot side’s view that the process should have a time-frame. 
 
All this means that the stable and consistent attitude put forth by the Turkish Cypriot side is accepted.
 
 
The report adopts a balanced attitude on confidence building measures as well. Although the issue of mobile phones interoperability seems to be finally realized, we have wasted 4 years due to the insistence of the Greek Cypriot side on its wrong stance. Similarly, after Crans Montana, the efforts of the Turkish Cypriot institutions for harmonisation with the EU acquis have been stopped by the Greek side. These issues were also overlooked in the report.
 
In addition, it should be understood that the embargoes imposed on the Turkish Cypriot people for years have are unfair and unnecessary. This attitude towards our people, who have done and is still doing their utmost for a solution, is a great injustice.