The new president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus said Thursday he is determined to work with Turkish authorities on the Cyprus issue, Anadolu Agency reported.
Mustafa Akinci was sworn in Thursday as the fourth president of TRNC.
"A self-sufficient Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus with the ability to govern itself will be able to find its place as a federal structure in international law and EU institutions," Akinci said.
He added that such a development would benefit both the Turkish Cypriots and Turkey.
The Cyprus issue has remained on the agenda between the Greek and the Turkish parts of the island since a Greek Cypriot coup was followed by a Turkish peace mission to aid Turkish Cypriots in the north in 1974.