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Statement by Presidential Spokesperson Barış Burcu

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.”

In his statement, Mr. Burcu highlighted that while the Greek Cypriot leadership expressed commitment to the agreements, on the other hand they have been in a rejecting position through their Spokesperson. Burcu added that it is not possible for them to do away with this conflicting issue by implicating Turkey.
 
Presidential Spokesman Barış Burcu said:

"Mr. Prodromou put forth an incorrect and improper stance as he stated that “Turkey is distorting the overall political equality policy which applies on all federations and is asking for control of federal administration by a request, which envisages a positive vote of the Turkish Cypriot side in each decision.”
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.
 
While the Greek Cypriot leadership expressed commitment to the agreements, on the other hand they have been in a rejecting position through the statements by their Spokesperson. It is not possible for them to do away with this conflicting issue by implicating Turkey.
 
Following the comprehensive meeting between our President and the Greek Cypriot leader  which took place on August 9, we are now making necessary preparations in a constructive understanding for the upcoming meetings with Mr. Lute and  UN Secretary- General Antonio Guterres. While expecting the same understanding from the Greek Cypriot side, it would be of help to remind that such statements, which poison the climate and jeopardise the principle of political equality, are of no benefit."