NOTIZIARIO DI CIPRO NORD
Giovedì, Maggio 10, 2012 n. 73
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PRESIDENT EROGLU: “WHILE THE UN RECONGIZED SOME COUNTRIES’ INDEPENDENCE, UNFORTUNATELY IT PREVENTED OURS”
President Dervis Eroglu said: “While the UN accepted some countries’ independence with pleasure, unfortunately it prevented ours. If it didn’t prevent our independence, we would be recognized by many countries, besides Turkey”.
Speaking during a meeting yesterday President Eroglu reminded that the Turkish Cypriot people had established the Turkish Cypriot Federated State after 1974 Peace Operation and because the Greek Cypriots did not have intention towards a settlement and the UN adopted decisions against the Turkish Cypriots they established the TRNC.
Explaining that the Turkish Cypriot side was continuing the negotiations despite the Greek Cypriot side’s intransigence Eroglu drew attention to the fact that the UN did not question until when the negotiations would continue.
Stressing that if the negotiations continue in an open ended manner, it would not be possible to reach a settlement Eroglu said whether a settlement could be achieved or not would be understood if a time-limit was set in the negotiations.
Continuing President Eroglu said:
“We are both under embargoes and at the negotiation table; but the Greek Cypriot side is both a member of the UN and of the EU. Under these conditions, it is normal for the Greek Cypriot side to play for time. It has always been the Greek Cypriot side which rejected all the settlement proposals, but I cannot say that they were blamed for this. It was also the Greek Cypriots which created the Cyprus problem and is preventing its solution, but today the EU can say to Turkey to solve the Cyprus problem for EU membership. Their aim is not to accept Turkey to EU membership, not the solution of the Cyprus problem.
Stating that although the Turkish Cypriot side was not guilty, it was subjected to embargoes, Eroglu said this was a shame of humanity and the EU was responsible for this and expressed hope that the international community in particular the EU would correct their mistakes. Pointing out that the Turkish Cypriot side was continuing the negotiations by taking into consideration the interests of Turkish Cypriots and Turkey Eroglu said a settlement to be achieved should take into account the existing realities in the island and not bring back the pre-1974 period. President added that only then a settlement could be permanent and sustainable, if not the Turkish Cypriots were not helpless and Motherland Turkey was by their side.
ERTUG : THE FUTURE OF THE PROCESS IS DISCUSSED AT THE SHUTTLE DIPLOMACY CONTINUING UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF UN
Spokesman of the Presidency, Osman Ertuð stressed that as expressed clearly by the UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser to Cyprus Alexander Downer on 27 April 2012 at his press conference, the future of the process is being discussed at the shuttle diplomacy continued already under the supervision of UN.
In a written statement Ertuð drew attention to the ambigious and misleading news on the negotiation process taking place in the Greek Cypriot press since last week.
Noting that within the framework of the shuttle diplomacy carried out by the UN, the possibility of a common will towards the future of the process between two sides in the context of Cypriot process was discussed, Ertuð said the contents of the subjects would be discussed after a consensus come out over the future of the process and the method of negotiation.
Announcing Predisent Dervis Eroglu’s meeting with Special Adviser Downer on 16 May in his statement , Ertuð noted that the point reached over the Cyprus issue would be discussed with Downer in detail, the continued shuttle diplomacy would be evaluated and the big picture over the futue of the process would be portrayed more clearly.