North Cyprus Turkish Republic, Lefkosha, 14 November / Trend corr. R.Hafizoglu / President of North Cyprus Turkish Republic Mehmet Ali Telet said that the country hopes for the support of Obama administration to fairly tackle the Cyprus problem, a Lefkosha based correspondent of Trend reported.
Telet said that Bush administration failed to deliver given promises on the Cyprus problem. "Although we do not exactly know the position of Obama administration, we hope that the new elected President, who will take the office in January, will make efforts for fair solution of the Cyprus problem," Telet added.
Cyprus is an island, located in the Mediterranean Sea and at 65 km distance of Turkey. People of Cyprus consist of Greek and Turkish. A united state existed in the island by 1974. The independent North Cyprus Turkish Republic was established in part of Cyprus populated Turks through Turkey's military intervention, when the Cyprus Greeks began to realize Enosis operation, which targeted to unite Cyprus to Greece. However, only Turkey recognizes this country. The International community only recognizes Greek Cyprus State in the south of the island. Although the United Nations and European Union sought to unite two states in the island, it was fruitless. Annan Plan referendum, which was more important than other initiatives, could not be realized in 2004, as the Cyprus Turkish accepted, whilst Greek people rejected.
At present, the discussions are being held between the North Cyprus Turkish Republic and Greek Cyprus Republic.
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