Round table meeting at Belgrade

16 10 2019 13:28


National Unity Party MP Oğuzhan Hasipoğlu has said that in the event that a solution is found to the Cyprus problem the Greek Cypriot administration has no intention of sharing power with the Turkish Cypriot people.

The UBP MP took part in a television program and evaluated the round table meeting he attended within the framework of the 141st Assembly meeting of the Inter-parliamentary Council that was held in the Serbian capital of Belgrade.

UBP MP Oğuzhan Hasipoğlu and DISI leader Averof Neofidu delivered opening speeches during the meeting and all political party representatives from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and South Cyprus who attended the meeting all gave their views regarding the latest phase reached on the Cyprus issue.

Italian MP Lia Quatrapelle moderated the meeting which saw the island of Cyprus being likened to a ship and led to interesting dialogue.

Averof Neofidu likened Cyprus to a ship that holds both Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots that have the same destiny and has a common future, the ship needed to become functional on the basis of a federation through proper management.

Upon this statement, the National Unity Party MP Oğuzhan Hasipoğlu said “if you believe we are on the same ship then you know that this ship needs two captains and the route should be determined by the two captains. As long as the ship stays on course then there is no problem if one of the captains steers the ship for a little longer than the other. Otherwise, this ship will sail in the wrong direction as it did in 1963”.

He also said that if they as the Greek Cypriot side wanted to remain at the helm then they should clarify this now.

“If you don’t want to share the helm then the Turkish Cypriot people will not board the ship but will continue on their own vessel,” said Hasipoğlu.




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