The leader of the Democrat Party, Finance Minister Serdar Denktaş accused the Greek Cypriot side of working hard so that the UN Special Temporary Advisor to Cyprus Jane Holl Lute does not report that a deadlock has been reached on the terms of reference in Cyprus
Issue a written statement on the issue the DP leader said that the Greek Cypriot administration was working hard so that the Cyprus negotiation process continues to remain at an abeyance and reiterated that the Greek Cypriot side was trying to prevent the UN from reporting that an agreement on the terms of reference between the two sides did not exist.
Explaining that 15 years had passed since the report prepared by the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan had stated that if the Greek Cypriot side is ready to share power and prosperity with the Turkish Cypriot side in a federal structure that will be based on political equality, then this should not remain in words but be shown with actions, the DP leader said that despite this fact some political actors are continuing with politics that the Greek Cypriots should be given more time to clarify their stance.
Noting that while Kofi Anna’s report had strongly stated that ‘a solution does not only contain two constituent states but also contains political equality and power sharing’ Finance Minister Serdar Denktaş said that now the Greek Cypriot administration with great fearlessness, boldness and impertinence is openly rejecting the Turkish Cypriots active participation in decision making and rotating presidency.
“In short in the past 15 years the Greek Cypriot side has not taken into account any of the UN’s positive suggestions and has continued on the path that it has set for itself. Not only is the Greek Cypriot side disregarding the Turkish Cypriot peoples’ democratic will but damaging the UN’s reputation” said Denktaş.
Reminding the UN Secretary General of the Greek Cypriot sides no vote, Denktaş said that the time had come after 15 years the time had come for the Greek Cypriot side to announce once and for all their stance on the Cyprus issue.
“To show terms of reference that do not exist and to further extend the process does not benefit the Turkish Cypriots or the UN” said Denktaş and added that instead of trying to revive the already ended process there is a need for new and creative ideas.
“We must procure new ideas so that the people on the island can look to the future in security and comfort. A great duty falls on the UN on this topic as well” said the Finance Minister.