Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (18.04.16) reports that the leader of the United Cyprus Party (BKP) Izzet Izcan, in a written statement, argued that the demand by Turkey for the granting of 26.000 new “citizenships” as a precondition of the signing of the economic “protocol” for the years 2016-2018 between Turkey and the occupation regime, will blow up the Cyprus negotiation process.
“A significant progress was achieved at the negotiating table and the population issue and also some other chapters were closed. The negotiation table is not a blackboard. This demand will lead the negotiation process to a deadlock”, Izcan stated, adding also, that the demand by Turkey for granting “new citizenships” will dynamite a chapter for which an agreement was reached.
“The correct stance would be to oppose this and struggle against this. New citizenships will blow up not only the Cyprus negotiation process but also the Turkish Cypriot’s political will”, Izcan added.
He also stressed that that if the newly established “government” gives in to Turkey’s impositions and if it betrays again its own “people”, then they, as well as their children should have to pay a high cost for this. “This is a project for the demolition of the community”, Izcan said.