Under the title: “The sensitivity towards the solution of the Cyprus problem in the south is in the highest level”, Turkish Cypriot daily Star Kibris newspaper (24.09.15) reports on statements by the leader of the Republican Turkish Party-United Forces (CTP-BG) Mehmet Ali Talat who visited occupied Famagusta to brief the “people” about the ongoing Cyprus negotiation talks.
Referring to the property issue, Talat explained that the European Court of Human Right’s decision after the Loizidou case has change, following the Demopoulos case in 2010. He added that the decision envisages that the Turkish Cypriots who live in a property (users) would have the same rights with the owners of the property.
Supporting that if the Demopoulos decision had been announced earlier than 2010, it could be possible for the Cyprus problem to have been solved by now, Talat said that following this development, “elections” took place in the “TRNC” and Eroglu who came to power for five years, blocked the process.
Accusing Eroglu of supporting the “non-solution” and for carrying out a “deaf dialogue” at the negotiation talks, Akinci said that the climate at the talks has changed after Akinci’s “election” to the “presidency”.
Talat supported also that the economic crisis in the “south” has created the perception not only in the “north” but also in the “south” that the solution of the Cyprus problem will have positive contribution to both side’s economies.
Referring to the results of an opinion poll held in the Republic of Cyprus, Talat said that these have shown that the sensitivity of the Greek Cypriots towards the solution of the Cyprus problem is on the highest level.
Stating that they are obliged to tell the “people” who are against the solution the possible advantages and disadvantages of the solution, Talat added that a possible “no” of the Greek Cypriots in a forthcoming referenda differs from a possible “no” of the Turkish Cypriots.