Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (30.01.15) reports that the candidate with the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) Sibel Siber and the former Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat accused Dervis Eroglu of not wanting a solution and of being a part of the status quo in Cyprus.
Siber, who was speaking in the framework of her election campaign in occupied Keryneia, accused Eroglu of leading the “country” to dangerous paths and said that it is CTP’s duty to prevent Eroglu from acting this way. She said that Eroglu’s defeat would be the status quo’s defeat and noted that the winner of the election should be the will for solution. She also stated that CTP has the experience and the experience’s name is Mehmet Ali Talat.
On his part Talat stated that the Turkish Cypriots need the solution in every aspect of their lives and said that Eroglu, despite saying that he would continue the negotiations from the point these were left during Talat’s “period” in reality he did not acted this way. Talat also said that if Eroglu was a pro-solution leader, president Nicos Anastasiades would not have left the negotiation table for whatever reason. He also said that the world does not criticize Anastasiades because “the world knows and sees” Eroglu’s intentions.