“If sovereign equality is recognized along with equal international status, it will encourage us to formally negotiate the Cyprus problem with all aspects associated with it,” Ersin Tatar said in an exclusive interview with the newspaper. Phileleftheros “of Cyprus.
The leader of the Turkish Cypriots states that he is ready for an informal dialogue, which is why – as he reveals – in a recent meeting he had with the British ambassador in Nicosia he suggested that he be invited together with Mr. Anastasiadis and their delegations in London “for dialogue within in a different environment “.
Ersin Tatar claims that in Cyprus for 60 years in one way or another there are two separate states and asks both the Greek Cypriots and the international community to accept this reality. He claims that if the acceptance of the sovereign equality of the Turkish Cypriots is brought before the UN Security Council “and the Greek Cypriots are recognized and do not object, then we can negotiate the Cyprus problem in all its aspects”. Furthermore, he argues that a new agreement is needed in Cyprus based on what the Turkish Cypriot side proposes.
On the issue of Varosia, after emphasizing that the closed area has been opened, he states that as soon as the examination of the applications is completed, the properties will be returned to their owners. Announcing that their policy in Varos will continue, he invites the Greek Cypriot side to work together to improve the compensation mechanism.
Finally, Ersin Tatar emphasizes that the Turkish Cypriots do not trust either the European Union or anyone other than Turkey.