The Head of the Foreign Relations Commission of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) Volkan Bozkır was also received by the Speaker of the Parliament Teberrüken Uluçay.
Speaking during the visit, Bozkır said they will always stand beside the Turkish Cypriot people in its rightful case.
“We are here to affirm that we will always stand beside Turkish Cypriot people in its rightful case. Cyprus for us is always a first priority. Before the UN General Assembly in New York we are discussing with delegations that will attend what joint strategy we would follow and what can be done to achieve progress on the Cyprus issue.
Stating that the real intention of the Greek Cypriots was obvious, Bozkır said they tried to preserve the power they obtained unjustly and saw Turkish Cypriots as minorities in their fake state adding that they would never accept this.
“We think that open-ended negotiations are no more beneficial” Bozkır said and added it was pleasing to see that the UN Chief shared the same view.
He also said that they no way accept the Greek Cypriots to claim right on natural resources through a fait accompli.
Parliamentary Speaker Uluçay for his part said that they have close relations with the Turkish Grand National Assembly.
“We will have closer relations with the TBMM in the new term. We will take some steps especially in regard to the foreign relations and we will work closely while doing so” Uluçay said.
The Parliamentary Speaker also added that the parliaments of two countries were in close contacts in the lobbying activities at the PACE and the European Parliament.
Stating that the Cyprus issue continued to be the most important issue during a time when the economic problems were harder, he said they will continue to struggle for the solution of the problem.
Stressing that this struggle will be carried out jointly with Turkey, Uluçay said their expectation from the New York meeting was for a decision for the restart of the negotiations process with a result oriented point of view.