Denktas: The guarantees will be abolished and the end of the Turkish Cypriots will come after the solution of the Cyprus problem

Turkish Cypriot daily Star Kibris newspaper (07.12.15) reports that Serdar Denktas, leader of the Democratic Party – National Forces (DP-UG), has alleged that in a possible solution plan the system of guarantees will be abolished and in such case the end of the Turkish Cypriots will come. Denktas made these statements in occupied Yialousa village, within the framework of his party’s “enlightenment visits” on the Cyprus problem.
Denktas argued that their duty is to warn about the mistakes allegedly committed during the negotiations process and disclose what they consider to be deficiencies.
Referring to the statement made by Baris Burcu, spokesman of the Turkish Cypriot leader, that “the issue of guarantees is not a taboo and can be discussed”, Denktas claimed that this “includes a danger for the future”. He recalled Greece’s statement that it is ready to abandon its guarantee rights and said that Britain has also stated that it is ready to do the same in case a solution is reached. Denktas described as wrong the statement made by the Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu and the Turkish Presidency saying that the communities should first reach an agreement on the other issues and then the guarantor powers will see the issue of guarantees.
He alleged that this shows that in the solution plan which will come before us, the guarantees system will be abolished and that when the two leaders agree on every issue and only the guarantees remain, Turkey will not have the luxury to say “no I will not abandon the guarantees” for the sake of not preventing the solution.

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