Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades evaluated President Mustafa Akıncı’s statements made during an interview with the Greek Cypriot Politis Newspaper.
According to Cyprus Mail, Anastasiades who spoke to reporters after a religious event in South Lefkoşa yesterday claimed that the political equality of the Turkish Cypriots had been accepted for decades.
He said “however if the political equality means to have the right to vote on every decision to be taken at the centralized government or organizational structure I am sorry but this is not a ‘political equality’ but a ‘political inequality’ which will enable one side to impose on the other.”
Responding to a question whether he is ready to express what he meant with decentralization during the meeting on the 26 February or not, Anastasiades said “the power to be given over the founding states will be determined through dialogue. If the principle will be accepted then the issue of a workable state which both peoples will feel secure and will not cause problem to each other could be taken up through dialogue. And, this does not require a right to vote of one of the founding states in all decisions.”