Turkish Cypriot Kibris Postasi newspaper (01.07.16) reports that former Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat told the paper that he was not surprised by the fact that the ELAM members who attacked him during a conference in Limassol in 2014 were acquitted by a court in the government-controlled area of the Republic of Cyprus. The court acquitted two out of the three attackers against Talat.
Noting that he was even expecting such a decision, Talat blamed the police of the Republic of Cyprus of “not even trying to prevent the incident” and of not submitting enough evidence to the court. He claimed:
“At this point I cannot say anything about the judiciary. It seems that the police have not submitted adequate evidence to the court. In any case, the police had not even tried to prevent the incident. Everyone in the room saw who did something and what they did. I also saw. Is it possible for the police not to have seen?