Denktas condemned Akinci’s statement that there is progress on Cyprus talks

Turkish Cypriot daily Vatan newspaper (27.11.15) reports that the chairman of the Democratic Party (DP) Serdar Denktas, in a written statement yesterday, condemned the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci for his latest statement that “Within five months we achieved progress that had not been achieved in 47 years”.

“If you consider as progress to give up the political equality of the Turkish Cypriots, to disclaim the equal sovereignty and abandon Turkey’s guarantorship status, this cannot be called a progress but deterioration”, Denktas said.

He also added the following: “Of course, reaching to a solution means that the sides which are sitting at the table should be in a position to give some things and take other. The problem which derives from this is that we give some things, but the problem is what we take as an exchange”, Denktas said.

Denktas stressed the need for the Turkish Cypriots to be informed about the progress on the Cyprus negotiation talks in order as he said to be ready to walk together with the Greek Cypriots in their common future and added that they should be also aware of what they give and what they have in their hands.

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