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Nami: Turkish Cypriot side has no problem on the UN parameters and acted accordingly to them

Nami: Turkish Cypriot side has no problem on the UN parameters and acted accordingly to them

  Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (01.08.17) reports that the Turkish Cypriot negotiator Ozdil Nami evaluated the Crans Montana summit and claimed that the main problem of the meeting was the rejection by the Greek Cypriot side of the progress determined by the UN Secretary General. As he alleged the summit did not failed because

Arikli: The return of Maronites should be legalized

  Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (31.07.17) reports that the chairman of the “Rebirth Party” (YDP) Erhan Arikli, in a written statement, evaluated the “decision” taken by the Turkish Cypriot side to proceed to the “unilateral opening of Maronites’ villages to return back for residence” and described the “decision” as positive. Arikli stressed the need

Denktas: No point in resuming talks

  Bayrak television (29.07.17) broadcast that the self-styled deputy prime minister and minister of finance Serdar Denktas alleged that resuming negotiations as of this point will be waste of time. Speaking on a live program aired on BRT he alleged that talks for creating federations could only be held between equal parties. He also expressed

Ertugruloglu:A new process must be conducted on the ground of equality and from state to state

  Turkish Cypriot daily Vatan newspaper (30.07.17) reported that the so-called foreign minister Tahsin Ertugruloglu alleged that the UN Secretary General announced in Switzerland officially that the 50-year Cyprus negotiation procedure was ended. Ertugruloglu claimed that “from now on the negotiation must be conducted on the ground of equality and from state to state” and

Self-styled foreign ministry criticizes and condemned Eide remarks on the issue of guarantees

  Bayrak television (29.07.17) broadcast that the self-styled “foreign ministry” issued a statement yesterday on two important issues. It condemned the remarks made by UN Special Advisor Espen Barth Eide stating that the Treaty of Guarantees and Turkey’s right to intervention must end immediately. The self-styled ministry stated that the UN Special Envoy’s remarks “not

We abuse the UN at our peril

  THE Diko press office yesterday issued an announcement describing as “extremely worrying” the developments regarding Unficyp. It was referring to the UN Security Council decision, expected to be approved today, to renew the peacekeeping force’s mandate for the customary six months but with an important caveat. Within four months, there must be a review

If the mountain will not come to Mohammad…

  The UN’s man in Cyprus, Mr Espen Barth Eide, is a diplomat. Diplomats are too tactful to lie. It is said of them that they are so tactful they invariably remember a woman’s birthday but never her age! For this reason it is inconceivable that Mr Eide remembered the limits of the Turkish position

Burcu responded to Christodoulides’s remarks

  According to Bayrak television (28.07.17) the so-called presidential spokesman Baris Burcu alleged that the biggest mistake that the “Greek Cypriot administration”, as he called the Republic of Cyprus, has been making for years, is that it has been looking down on the Turkish Cypriot “people” and its elected leaders, “refusing to recognize their political

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