Turkish Cypriot president renews hope for solution in 2010

The Turkish Cypriot president saw on Monday 2010 as an important year for settlement of Cyprus problem.

 Turkish Cypriot president renews hope for solution in 2010

The Turkish Cypriot president saw on Monday 2010 as an important year for settlement of Cyprus problem.

President Mehmet Ali Talat of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) said that he would work for a solution in 2010.

"We should find solutions because this will have an end as every negotiation process," Talat told representatives of some media organizations in Lefkosa, TRNC.

Talat and Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias launched negotiations aiming to find a comprehensive settlement to Cyprus question in September 2008.

Talat said arrangements that would preserve the social identity and that would not cause an erosion were their principal target.

President Talat said he was seen as "the leader of a community" whereas the international community considered Christofias as "the world-recognized president".

"This serious inequality makes it difficult for us to progress in our negotiations," he said.

Talat said however, negotiations were the only way to solve the Cyprus problem.

President Talat said Turkish Cypriots were proposing single international representation and a federal structure.

"If we create a single identity in foreign policy and defense, this will be a federation, and if more elements are added, this will be a federation with a strong center," he also said.


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