Candidate for the leadership of the National Unity Party (UBP) Ersin Tatar, has said that the preservation of the TRNC is among his main aims.
Tatar said that the Cyprus problem is a priority for the UBP adding that “the continuation and the advancement of the TRNC is the party’s historical duty”.
“We support an agreement [in the Cyprus negotiations]. However this agreement must definitely include the two founding states with political equality, the two peoples of the island and bi-zonality. The continuation of Turkey’s effective and de facto guarantees, making the agreement to be a part of primary EU law, the solution of the property issue in a way that will not lead to the collapse of the social-economical structure of the Turkish Cypriots, are fundamental issues for us”, he said adding that in case a new negotiation process starts, it should be “close ended” and should give results in a short time.
“No one has the right to waste the time Turkish Cypriot people’s time”, he said, adding that the current concessive stance of President Mustafa Akinci creates problems and makes the Turkish Cypriots worry about their future.
“If a solution cannot be reached with the Greek Cypriot side, the two sides must bring to the table the velvet divorce that has started being discussed even on the Greek Cypriot side”, he stated.