TC negotiator Ergun Olgun has said that the GC side has formed alliances with countries such as Israel, Egypt and Lebanon and was using it to block Turkey and the TRNC.
Olgun said ‘we find these alliances very dangerous’ adding that actions such as these only deepened the ‘groupings’ in the region.
Speaking to the AA news agency after his contacts in Washington and New York, Olgun said he met with UN Under SG for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous, Under SG for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland as well as UN permanent representatives.
Olgun said that whilst the hydro carbon issue can be an opportunity, it can also be a curse, reiterating that it was an issue to be solved as the negotiating table.
Pointing to the right messages EU countries could send to the GC side, Olgun called on the guarantor country UK to fulfill their responsibilities and recognize the equality of the two sides it guaranteed.