According to Bayrak television (online, 11.08.17), the self-styled speaker of the parliament Sibel Siber has sent a letter to the United Nations Secretary General’s Special adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide.
According to a press release by the so-called assembly of the breakaway regime in Cyprus, in her letter Siber complained that “the most important UN parameter, the existence of two peoples with equal rights on the island was ignored”.
She also alleged that “ignoring the democratic structure of the Turkish Cypriot people and abstaining from communicating with its institutions rather than benefiting caused harm”.
Claiming that the international community by doing this has encouraged the negative stance of the Greek Cypriot side on the issue of political equality, she expressed the need for working towards changing this manner and lifting all reportedly embargoes imposed on Turkish Cypriots.
Noting that despite all efforts and hopes the negotiations process ended without a conclusion, she argued that by evaluating the negotiations processes and the outcomes until now, the “people” will decide on the road to follow.
Siber also added that it was their greatest desire that whatever the name the solution formula to be found on the island will be, it will contain peace and security and will be viable and respecting the existence and political equality of the two “peoples”.
Claiming that a bi-zonal and bi-communal solution based on political equality which is the most important UN parameter of the negotiations held so far, was stemmed from the reality of existence of two “peoples” on the island, she alleged however that by ignoring the democratic structure of the Turkish Cypriot “people”, its institutions and abstaining from communicating with its “public offices” and “officials” was against this parameter and was causing contradiction.
Siber also stressed the importance of inter-institutional dialogue and cooperation and added: “As you know, our country is governed by a parliamentary system. In other words, all decisions are taken at the parliament. It’s also the parliament where a decision will be taken to put a possible agreement to be signed by the leaders to a referendum.”
Alleging that unlike the Cyprus Parliament which had taken a decision to mark the Enosis, the “TRNC parliament” had approved all UN peace plans and lastly had given support to the 11th of February Joint Statement, she claimed that the “assembly” had always reflected the people’s will for a solution.
Claiming that all “embargoes” and “restrictions” imposed on the politicians, sportsmen, artists and businessmen in the “country” were against the universal Declaration of Human Rights of the UN and were unfair, she alleged that it should be seen that this did not contribute to the solution of the Cyprus problem.
Siber also expressed the belief that the UN Envoy Eide in the light of the information and experiences he obtained during the two years process and with the reality of existence of two equal “peoples” on the island will give support to the lifting of all inhuman “embargoes” and “restrictions” imposed on the Turkish Cypriot “people”.