Turkish Cypriot President Thinks Current Circumstances Most Appropriate

Türkiye Materials 16 September 2008 13:46 (UTC +04:00)

The Turkish Cypriot president defined the current circumstances as the most appropriate ones for solution of Cyprus problem, reported Timeturk.

President Mehmet Ali Talat of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) said that the current circumstances were the most convenient ones despite the political stance of the Greek Cypriot administration.

"However, these good conditions are not the guarantee of a settlement that can be accepted by the two parties," Talat told representatives of non-governmental organizations in the TRNC.

Talat said that a settlement should be accepted by the two parties on the island, and the two sides would experience a serious give-and-take process until they reached a settlement.

The Turkish Cypriot president said that a referendum would be held on a text, on which the two parties agreed.

TRNC President Mehmet Ali Talat and Greek Cypriot Demetris Christofias met at the buffer zone in Lefkosa on September 11th and launched comprehensive negotiations, aiming to solve Cyprus problem.