Turkish Cypriot daily Diyalog newspaper (17.08.15) reports that Izzet Izcan, chairman of the United Cyprus Party (BKP) has said that no one’s property will be taken away from him by force and the individual’s property right must be respected. In a written statement issued on the negotiating process, Izcan argued that on the property issue “EOKA in the south”, as he described the government-controlled area of Cyprus, and some nationalists in the occupied area of the island started going around with maps, misinforming the people and striking fear.
Izcan said: “No one can take no one’s property from his hand by force. Everyone should understand this. It has become definite that when a solution is reached there will be no global exchange of property and the individual’s property right will be respected”.
He noted that during the forthcoming negotiating process, the criteria and the principles for this will be clarified and added: “Those who try to strike fear into the people are actually those who are anxious to cover their own malpractices, thefts and injustices. These are the ones who are actually afraid”.