The Speaker of the Republic’s Assembly Teberrüken Uluçay has said that the Greek Cypriot side should make use of the Turkish Cypriot side’s offers of good will correctly if the natural gas discovered is to benefit the economy of the whole island.
Receiving a delegation from the Turkish Freedom Fighters’ Association today, Uluçay said that new developments on the Cyprus negotiations process could be expected in the coming days now that the elections in South Cyprus had been held.
On the issue of hydrocarbons, the Speaker of the TRNC Parliament expressed the view that the international community should take into consideration the Turkish Cypriot side’s calls for the natural gas discovered to be used for the benefit of the entire island.
“I believe that our offers of good will must be used correctly in order for the natural gas discovered to be used so that the economic gains will be for the benefit of the entire island” he said, adding that Turkish Cypriots had as much rights as Greek Cypriots over any natural wealth discovered as a result of drilling.
He reminded that past and present Turkish Cypriot leaderships had repeatedly made this call.