28 July 2017
President Mustafa Akıncı has said that they are not pleased with Eide’s attitude and statements. He said, “We want Eide to be more honest. We want him to say clearly with whom the responsibility lies. We want him to publicly say what he says to us in private. However, we know that he cannot do that.”
Speaking during an activity, President Akıncı also said that the UN will continue its balance policy considering the future of Cyprus.
Akıncı said, “UN parameters are being discussed in these days. The problem are not the parameters but the mentality”. He continued, “The problem is the Greek Cypriot’s mentality, which does not allow any possibility for a solution within these parameters.”
Pointing out that all three conferences in Switzerland were organized thanks to the real willingness of the Turkish Cypriot side to find a solution, while the Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades constantly displayed unwillingness, Akıncı stressed that all conferences were unsuccessful.
He said that when the Turkish Cypriot side accepted 29.2% of the map, the Greek Cypriot side panicked and Anastasiades told him “Mr Akıncı sorry but I am not ready”.
Akıncı also referred to a statement by AKEL’s leader who said “Anastasiades did not go to Crans-Montana with the aim of finding a solution; instead he went to lie the responsibility on someone else.”
The President stressed that although Turkey and the TRNC will never accept ‘0 troops and 0 guarantees’, they want a system to protect the security of the Turkish Cypriots and they have made some concessions accordingly, which the UN and the EU witnessed.
Jean Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission has sent a letter to President Mustafa Akıncı and Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades in which he stressed that the European Commission will continue to help the parties in the efforts to reach a settlement.
Stating that any path to reach a settlement should be carefully evaluated and bridges should be built, Juncker said that him and the European Commission will always support the parties on the island.