Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi newspaper (16.04.16) reported that the Social Democracy Party (TDP), the party to which Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci belongs, expects Akinci to “struggle” against the “agreement” regarding the transfer of water from Turkey to the occupied area of the island which had been accepted last week with majority by the breakaway regime’s “assembly”.
Kibris Postasi had reported last week that the “agreement” should be signed by Akinci. The paper asked TDP’s chairman, Cemal Ozyigit whether Akinci will take the “constitutional court’s” view on the issue and what stance he will exhibit. Ozyigit replied: “I do not know what stance the president will exhibit, but we will evaluate the way of the constitutional court and we will talk with Mr Akinci”. He recalled that the TDP tried to prevent the “agreement” in the “assembly” and added that they will continue their struggle until the end.
Meanwhile, Mehmet Cakici, “deputy” with the TDP, said on the issue: “We have an evident expectation from the president of the republic. In spite of the fact that the controlled freedom law [translator’s note: on the issue of drugs] does not include any element contrary to the constitution, he gave his opinion. The water approval law must be rejected. The president of the republic can return it to the assembly”.