Turkish, Greek Cypriot parties say ready for rapid federal solution

Members of several political parties from Turkish Cyprus and the Greek Cypriot side met at the buffer zone in Lefkosa.

Turkish, Greek Cypriot parties say ready for rapid federal solution

 

Members of several political parties from Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and the Greek Cypriot side met at the buffer zone in Lefkosa on Wednesday.

The gathering was held under the auspices of TRNC's United Cyprus Party (BKP) and within the scope of the routine meetings organized by the Slovak embassy in the Greek part of Cyprus.

Speaking at the end of the meeting, Slovak Ambassador Anna Turenicova said political party members discussed "territory, property and population" issues during today's gathering.

Turenicova said party members emphasized during the talks that the Cyprus issue should be solved within the framework of international law and respect to basic human rights.

Parties also said they were ready to work together for a rapid federal solution, the ambassador added.

Representatives of TRNC's Republican Turkish Party (CTP), Socialist Democracy Party (TDP), New Cyprus Party (YKP), Cyprus Socialist Party (KSP) and United Cyprus Party (BKP) attended today's meeting.

The Greek Cypriot parties that participated in the meeting were Progressive Party of the Working People (AKEL), Cyprus Green Party (KOP), Democratic Party (DIKO), Democratic Rally (DISI), United Democratic Union of Cyprus (EDEK) and United Democrats (EDI).

Cypriot parties will meet again on October 20.
 

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