Akinci: To lift sport embargoes we must solve Cyprus issue

Turkish Cypriot daily Vatan newspaper (25.11.15) under the title: “We cannot overpass the sport embargoes without the solution process”, reports on statements by the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci who in a press conference yesterday referred to the “sport embargoes” and said, inter alia, that without a solution on the Cyprus problem, it is difficult to lift the “sport embargoes” imposed on the “TRNC”.
Pointing out that because of the “embargoes” neither Turkey nor any other team can play friendly games with the “TRNC”, Akinci added that the only way out is the solution of the Cyprus problem or the recognition of the “TRNC” by the entire world.
Supporting that the stance of the “Greek Cypriot administration” towards the issue of “sport embargoes” is the same for the last 42 years, Akinci added: “The reason for this derives from the fear of the recognition of the TRNC”.
Referring also to the mobile telephone-GSM issue, Akinci said that this issue has been chocked up due to some legal obstacles. He added that with goodwill people can change the laws and thus the issue to be solved.


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