UN report on Cyprus

15 04 2019 11:26

The Cyprus issue is once again being brought to the world’s agenda.

The UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres will be presenting the UN Security Council with his latest report on Cyprus.

While the Turkish Cypriot side has voiced its view that the report should be impartial the Greek Cypriot side is continuing with its efforts to show that the Turkish Cypriot side is to blame for the failure of the talks.

Prior to preparing his report, the UN Secretary General’s Special Temporary Advisor to Cyprus Jane Holl Lute carried out a meeting separately with the two leaders on the island.

It is widely expected that the UN Secretary General will prepare his report in line with the events that have taken place up until now and the notes given to him by the temporary adviser and present his report to the UN Security Council.

President Mustafa Akıncı said that from the very beginning the Turkish Cypriot side has been trying to contribute positively and constructively towards efforts carried out by the UN Secretary General’s Temporary Special Adviser Jane Holl Lute to draft the terms of reference.

He said that the best way to reach a solution in Cyprus is through common sense and reasoning and not by starting the negotiations process from scratch.

“The road to a solution is to focus on existing convergences going forward within a reasonable timetable by remaining committed to the 11th of February 2014 Joint Declaration and the 30th of June 2017 Gutteres Framework” said Akıncı.

The President also called on the UN Secretary General to be impartial and realistic while preparing his report on Cyprus.

While President Mustafa Akıncı continues to emphasize political equality and affective decision making and participation the Greek Cypriot side is continuing to hold the Turkish Cypriot side responsible for the non solution of the Cyprus problem.

Greek Cypriot Presidential spokesman Prodromos Prodromu said that the Unite Nations had put forward some new ideas.

While lining up the so called advantages of the new ideas they put forward, Prodromu said that the reason why the Greek Cypriot side did not accept the political equality of the Turkish Cypriot side was a well known fact.

He accused President Mustafa Akıncı of taking steps in line with Turkey’s thesis on the Cyprus issue.
Prodromu said that the key to the solution of the Cyprus issue was with Turkey and called on Turkey to give up on its aspirations of controlling Cyprus.


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