Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (03.12.15) reports that the chairman of the United Cyprus Party (BKP) Izzet Izcan criticized the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci for not meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
“Akinci shot his own foot at a time when the Cyprus negotiations are progressing well”, Izcan stated, criticizing Akinci for his behavior. He also said that the “TRNC” is not recognized by anyone and according to the UN it is an illegal state. He further wondered why Akinci participated in the UN General Assembly with the status of Turkish Cypriot leader while Nicos Anastasiades participated as the President of the Republic of Cyprus. “Why did Akinci participate in that meeting then?”, Izcan stated.
Finally, he noted that former negotiators Ergun Olgun and Osman Ertug who are pro status quo, supported Akinci’s decision while pro-solution people did not approve Akinci’s behavior.