Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (01.08.17) reports that the Turkish Cypriot negotiator Ozdil Nami evaluated the Crans Montana summit and claimed that the main problem of the meeting was the rejection by the Greek Cypriot side of the progress determined by the UN Secretary General.
As he alleged the summit did not failed because of the disagreements occurred on guarantees and the number of the army. “The main reason was the refusal of the Greek Cypriot side to take a new step”, he claimed.
According to a statement issued by the so-called presidency, Nami alleged that the Turkish Cypriot side has no problem on the UN parameters and acted accordingly to them; it was the Greek Cypriot side which rejected them, he claimed. He went on alleging that from now on the aim of the Turkish Cypriot side is to take initiatives at international level and force the Greek Cypriot side to accept a solution.
Referring to the opening of the fenced Varosha city, Nami said that no one should expect that the steps that will be taken will be the same as in the case of a comprehensive solution. “We will not turn the international community against us; we will continue extending a hand of friendship We will evaluate the situation based on the two above mentioned principles baring always in mind what our best interests are and we will decide whatever steps will be taken for Varosha or on any other issue”, he stated.