Turkish Cypriot president: Anastasiades running out of time

If Anastasiadis wants to find a solution from negotiations in Cyprus, he has to come to the table, Turkish Cypriot President Dervis Eroglu said.

Turkish Cypriot president: Anastasiades running out of time

World Bulletin / News Desk

Dervis Eroglu, President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), said it’s up to Greek Cyprus to find a solution regarding prolonged negotiations in the island.

Meeting with UN Secretary General's Special Adviser for Cyprus, Alexander Downer, at the Turkish Cypriot presidential palace, Eroglu said they couldn’t come to a conclusion because of the obstacles set forth by Greeks with their increasing demands.

Eroglu, stating there is no problem on the Turkish part, said “If this had been a short and quick statement, we could have solved this issue in a few days, even in a couple hours.”

Reminding that there has been an obstruction for two months, Eroglu underlined “We made a constructive proposal to solve this problem this afternoon.”

Emphasizing that Nicos Anastasiades, leader of the Greek Cypriot administration, is running out of time, Eroglu said “He has to know that we can’t rescue him from political difficulties. We also have citizens that we are responsible for. We’re acting with this blief.”

The limit of the time, that the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stated, is running out, Eroglu added.

Pointing that it’s up to Greek Cyprus to find a solution, Eroglu said “If Anastasiadis wants to find a solution, he should come to the table; if he doesn’t, he has to explain his reason.”

Stating they are losing time with the Greeks’ proposal on a common statement, Eroglu noted “We are saying that the negotiations can start without a common statement. The time limit that Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of UN, set out is up. Negotiations have to start now.”

Stating they are acting in accordance with Turkey, Eroglu also said “All presidents of the TRNC have kept dialogue with Ankara.”

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