Responding to questions on NTV, Huseyin Ozgurgun said that he did not see any will from the Greek Cypriots to reach a solution in Cyprus until end of 2016, but nevertheless expressed full support for Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı in this context. Ozgurgun said, “Putting away the target for a solution by the end of 2016 means that the ongoing negotiations will continue for another forty eight years.”
Although there are no issues off the table at the ongoing negotiations, Ozgurgun raised questions about whether the Greek Cypriots have the will for a solution.
Furthermore Ozgurgun raised the issue of the role of the Church, which as it stands does not accept any agreement. The Greek Cypriot political leader cannot sign an agreement that the Church does not accept. “Any political decision cannot be taken as long the Church is opposed. The Church must be overcome for any solution to occur” said Ozgurgun.
Addressing allegations that the ELAM is supported by the Church and organized by factions inside the Greek Cypriot government with the help of certain members of the police and judiciary, Ozgurgun draw parallels between ELAM and the EOKA-B.