Presidential Spokesman Barış Burcu has reminded that political equality was indispensable for Turkish Cypriots.
He said that the President will be meeting with the government and briefing parliament as well in the coming days.
In a written statement issued yesterday, the Presidential Spokesman evaluated the President’s meeting with the UN Special Envoy Jane Holl Lute.
He said that the President had discussed with Ms. Lute whether there was a common basis for the resumption of talks in a results oriented manner between the two sides.
Reminding that President Akıncı had met twice with the UN envoy this week, Burcu said “the President as the Turkish Cypriot side emphasized acceptance of our political equality as a must-have in the possibility of the solution and highlighted its importance with various examples. Moreover President Akıncı also underlined the fact that taking backward steps in already established convergences especially on political equality will not help the resumption of the process”.
Stating that President Akıncı maintained a sincere and a constructive dialogue with the UN envoy by maintaining consistency in his position while remaining loyal to past convergences and by continuing the constructive approach of the Turkish Cypriot side.
“It is obvious that as and when a federal solution is reached there will not be any majority- minority relationship. Turkish Cypriots’ political equality and their participation in decision making processes are core matters. In this respect loyalty to these principles and to past convergences are vital for successful completion of the Terms of Reference” he said Burcu also pointed out that the President intends to meet with the government and brief parliament on the latest developments in the coming days.