NOTIZIARIO DI CIPRO NORD
Venerdì, Aprile 20, 2012 n. 64
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EROGLU: “CONTINUING THE NEGOTIATIONS UNDER THESE EMBARGOES IS UNFAIR”
President Dervis Eroglu noted that if a proposal was made towards suspending the negotiations, the best answer to give would be “continuing the negotiations under these embargoes is unfair. If the problem is not solved with the good offices mission of the UN until today, it means that there is something wrong so, we should reconsider the circumstances of the table”.
Participating in the Conference titled “Cyprus Negotiations from yesterday to today” organized in the Harran University in Osmanbey district of Þanlýurfa, Eroðlu said that the Greek Cypriot side did not seek a solution and sat at the table to hold and keep the Turkish Cypriot side busy and they did not have any other intention. Noting that the negotiations started 4 years ago however, due to Greek Cypriot intransigence, a solution could not be found for many issues, Eroglu said nothing was done at the negotiation table except beating the air.
Stating that mutual steps should be taken to find a solution to Cyprus problem under a federal structure, however the Greek Cypriot side’s only intention was to take, Eroglu reminded the words of the retired Greek Cypriot leaders that “we have sat for years at the table as if we wanted a solution however, we did not sign any agreement” Eroglu added that this clearly shows the difficulty of finding a solution with Greek Cypriots.
Holding on to the TRNC and bearing in mind that a state has been represented at the ongoing negotiations were the principles of the Turkish Cypriot people, Eroglu noted that although the Greek Cypriot side rejected all solution plans until today, the embargoes and isolations were still being imposed on Turkish Cypriots. Eroglu said “this civilised world’s double standards are applied only on the Turkish Cypriots”.
Stating that no significant progress was achieved at the negotiations, Eroglu noted that the Greek Cypriot intransigence continued on cross vote, number of ministers, citizenship and probable agreement’s being included in the EU’s primary law which will prevent to bring again the property cases before the European Union Court of Human Rights.
Noting that the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and his Special Adviser to Cyprus Alexander Downer would hold a meeting today( 20.04.2012) on the future of the negotiations, Eroglu said that the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative in Cyprus asked him for an appointment on 27 April. Eroglu said that during the meeting she would probably try to draw the Turkish Cypriot side to negotiation table or tell that under these conditions they would send the report to the Security Council.
Pointing out the Greek Cypriot side’s stance for continuing the negotiations and objecting the arbitration Eroglu noted that the Turkish Cypriot side conveyed to Ban in their last letter that the Turkish Cypriot side would show the necessary flexibility for an agreement only at the 5-partite conference , however the Greek Cypriot side rejected this with an argument that they would not participate in a five-partite conference without reaching an agreement on all the internal issues.
BAN-DOWNER MEETING POSTPONED FOR TODAY
The meeting which was planned to take place between the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and his Special Adviser to Cyprus , Alexander Downer yesterday in New York was posponed for today ( 20.04.2012).
According to the information received by Turkish New Agency from the UN Peace Force Press Agent, eagerly anticipated meeting will take place today( 20.04.2012) at noon NY local times.
OZERSAY: “LACK OF CONFIDENCE SHOULD BE OVERCOME”
President Dervis Eroglu’s Special Representative Kudret Ozersay made a statement to the Turkish News Agency (TAK) regarding the contacts he made in New York on the eve of the important decision which will be taken by UN regarding the negotiation process.valuating his New York contacts as “short, intensive and useful”, Ozersay stressed that he found the opportunity to share vigorously the views of the Turkish Cypriot side how to make the process successful on one hand, and what should be done in the event of a probable failure on the other both with UN officials and other important international actors in a very short period of time.
Ozersay noted that the UN have not taken a decision yet and was evaluating different scenarios with their positive and negative results, and because of this he believed that his meetings would be of use at this phase.
Special Representative Ozersay stressed that neither the Turkish Cypriot side nor the Greek Cypriot side had the slightest confidence to each other and that this was nothing than the passing of a problem existing at a community level to the representatives of the communities, and that everyone should accept this as a fact.
Ozersay continued: “These fears and prejudices nourish the mistrust. This mistrust creates a mutually nurturing vicious circle between the two peoples and their leaders. This is a problem which should be considered seriously particularly at this period” .
Ozersay also noted that what we needed at this point was to develop cooperation models in order to create confidence.
IMMOVABLE PROPERTY COMMISSION DECLARED 327 APPLICATIONS OUT OF 3172 CONCLUDED
It was declared that 3172 applications were made to the Property Commission until today and 327 of them were concluded.
President of the Immovable Property Commission, Gungor Günkan declared in his written statement that a restitution for one application, a compensation and an exchange for two applications, and restitution and compensation for five applications were concluded.
Noting that for one application, restitution after the solution and for another partial restitution were decided , Gunkan declared that the amount of compensation paid until today was 70 million 382 thousand 150 pounds.