Turkish Cypriot daily Star Kibris newspaper (08.01.14) reports that independent candidate for the “presidential elections” Mustafa Akinci stated that the natural gas and the economic crisis faced by “south Cyprus” as he called the Republic of Cyprus, could create a new dynamic for the solution of the Cyprus problem, adding that if these issues are handled with intelligence, the results would be beneficial for both sides in Cyprus.
Akinci made these statements during visits he paid to the “Turkish Cypriots public vehicles managers union” (KAR-IS) and to the illegal “international Cyprus university” in the framework of his “election campaign”.
During his visit to “Kar-IS”, Akinci stated that the problems faced by the “union” as regards their crossing to the free area of the Republic of Cyprus, could be solved with the solution of the Cyprus problem and added that solution to their problems can be given in the framework of building confidence measures. He also stated that the solution of the Cyprus problem should be the main duty and concern of the elected “president”.
During his visit to the illegal university, Akinci stated that despite the solution opportunity that was lost ten years ago, a new opportunity appears nowadays and efforts must be exerted so this is not lost again.