Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika newspaper (12.07/17) reports that the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) central committee, evaluated yesterday the Cyprus Conference which took place in Crans Montana and underlined in a written statement that “the mutually accepted federal solution which is based on the bi-communality, bi-zonality and political equality, is the only realistic plan for the change of the unsustainable situation in the island”.
Pointing out that the party would launch an initiative for dialogue first in the EU and then in all the international organizations and states in order to support the efforts towards this direction, the party adds that it will establish a committee that will work on the Confident Building Measures.
CTP also calls on all the involved parties and especially the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots to evaluate the situation with common sense and calmness and then share their views publicly.
Claiming that President Anastasiades’ stance during the Crans Montana Cyprus conference was not compatible with the principle of reciprocity which should be protected, CTP underlined that we should not forget that at the current stage it was important not to move away from constructive behaviors. The party stresses also the need to remain committed to our goal and continue the efforts that will lead to a mutually accepted solution of the Cyprus problem.
The party underlined further that current global problems, developments in the region and especially the hydrocarbon issue, prove once more the need for the solution of the Cyprus problem. It called on all parties in the island to undertake responsibility in order to prevent any possible tension in the country related with the hydrocarbon issue. “The two communities should not allow the common natural wealth in the island to become a cause of dispute”, the party further said.