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 alleged that this is the only way for a solution to be safeguarded.
He made these statements speaking to TRT World, where he evaluated the latest developments of the Cyprus problem.
He went on and stated that they do not say that the Cyprus negotiations are finished. “However; we do not approve the negotiations to be continued from where they were left until after the Greek Cypriot elections”, he claimed.
He went on and alleged that there are two “states” in Cyprus and first of all the UN and the whole world knows this. However, he claimed the UN and EU are the two organizations that made the greatest injustices to the Turkish Cypriots because they accepted the Grrek Cypriots as their members and excluded the Turkish Cypriots.
The Cyprus negotiations that ended in Switzerland ended with the insistence of “zero soldier zero guarantee” by Greece and the Greek Cypriots”, he alleged.