'EU's non-commitment causes disappointment in Turk Cyprus, Turkey'

Turkish Parliament Speaker met with TRNC's Parliament Speaker Fatma Ekenoglu in capital Ankara on Friday.

'EU's non-commitment causes disappointment in Turk Cyprus, Turkey'

Turkey's parliament speaker said on Friday that a final solution could not be found in Cyprus unless Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) was given its rights and its presence was accepted.

Turkish Parliament Speaker met with TRNC's Parliament Speaker Fatma Ekenoglu in capital Ankara on Friday. Following the meeting, parliamentary delegations from the two countries held talks as well.

Commenting on his meeting with Ekenoglu, Toptan said that continuation of the embargo against TRNC and EU's non-commitment to its promises caused a rightful disappointment in TRNC and Turkey.

Toptan also said that Turkey supported the full-fledged talks aiming to find a solution to the Cyprus issue.

"We hope and wish that the parties find a permanent and fair solution that will make the two communities in the island happy," he said.

Ekenoglu said that the support provided by the Turkish public, Turkish parliament and executives was a source of motivation for TRNC.

"Turkey is with us in difficult times. It has supported us whenever we had problems with the outer world. Turkey is our window to the world," Ekenoglu said.

Ekenoglu also said that TRNC was waiting for the promises made by EU and other countries to be kept.

"However politics is a different area. Things do not happen as fast as we expect, they take place rather slowly," she said.


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