Turkish Cyprus says talks with Greeks to intensify as of Sept

President Dervis Eroglu of the Turkish Cyprus said that, "we think of carrying out Cyprus talks intensively as of September.

Turkish Cyprus says talks with Greeks to intensify as of Sept


President Dervis Eroglu of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) said on Tuesday that, "we think of carrying out Cyprus talks intensively as of September.

"Reaching a solution till the end of the year does not only depend on us," Eroglu spoke to journalists following his meeting with Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias in the buffer zone.

Eroglu said they discussed details in property issues in today's talks, noting that they searched for a rapprochement in views and proposals of the two parties.

TRNC President said the talks would re-start on August 31, however noted that private representatives of the leaders would meeting during this period. "Technical teams of the two parties will carry out a more comprehensive study on property issue," he said.

Eroglu also said Christofias invited him for a dinner on August 31 in his house.

"At the meeting, we have replied to the views of Christofias, apart from the comprehensive solution, and registered them. Greek Cypriot leader earlier announced his views in question to the public opinion. He demands handover of the closed Maras area to the Greek Cypriots as well as the opening of the Gazimagusa port to international trade under the European Union supervision, and gathering of an international conference by the United Nations over the issues of guarantees," Eroglu said.

"Of course, we think all these will create problem for a comprehensive settlement. Because we considered Cyprus problem as a whole and we think of revealing an agreement text as a whole and bringing it to referendum. We have informed Christofias about our views. He was not insistent and we are searching for a text which will be accepted by both parties," he said.

Responding to a question, Eroglu said there were six main topics on talks and the most difficult one was property issue.

"If we manage to succeed on property issue, we may overcome the other topics more easily. Time will show," Eroglu noted.
 

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