Turkish Cyprus seeks result-oriented, time-bound negotiations
NICOSIA - Anadolu Agency
Turkish Cyprus President Derviş Eroğlu. AA photoTurkish Cyprus is ready for result-oriented and time-bound comprehensive negotiations that aim to solve the decades-long problem, President Derviş Eroğlu said Oct. 1.
Speaking at a press conference in Nicosia upon his return from New York, where he met with senior officials alongside U.N. General Assembly annual meetings, Eroğlu said they expect the same approach from Greek Cyprus.
The president underlined that Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has not spoken with the Turkish side since he was elected in February, still awaiting Anastasiades to take steps to reach a solution before the end of the year.
The state, which would be founded upon an agreement, will be a new partnership formed by equally addressing the interest of both sides, Eroğlu said, adding that they will reject any approaches and regulations that will make security and guarantees ineffective.
The president also said the negotiations should not be based on prejudices and preconditions.