The foreign policy principle В"two steps forward вЂ" one backwardВ" is used in the international politics and the Turkish Republic of the Northern Cyprus (TRNC) treats with understanding the position of Azerbaijan, the TRNC president Mehmet Ali Talat addressed the briefing on the occasion of the 22-nd anniversary of the TRNC statehood announcement with such a statement, Trend reports citing the North-Cypriot media.
В"Рђzerbaijan is the state with its own international commitmentsвЂќ, Talat noted, underlying that the official Baku sympathizes with the Turkish community of Cyprus.
Responding the question on the issue, why on the results of the UNO referendum on the unification of the CyprusвЂ™s two communities the establishment of the вЂњCyprus Turkish stateвЂќ had not been announced, the communityвЂ™s head replied, В"Really, it were the Turkish Cypriots which said вЂњyesвЂќ to the islandвЂ™s unification, while the Greek community of the island rejected the UNO Secretary GeneralвЂ™s plan. However, this precedent could have radically changed the situation, which could have had risky consequencesвЂќ. In conclusion, Talyat stated on the necessity to resume the negotiation process with the leaders of the Greek community at any level.