Cyprus Negotiations Cannot be Open-Ended

Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman has reiterated the Turkish Cypriot side’s insistence on not entering open-ended talks on the Cyprus Problem.

Answering reporters’ questions following his routine weekly meeting with the President, the Prime Minister said that tomorrow’s meeting with the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will focus on evaluating the latest developments following Monday night’s informal dinner meeting between the two leaders.

Asked about a new road map on the Cyprus Problem, Erhürman said that a change in the framework of a settlement was highly unlikely because of international conjuncture.

He however added that there was a consensus between President Akıncı, Turkey and the political parties with seats in the Republic’s Assembly regarding the methodology to be followed in the period ahead.

Both the President, Turkey and we as the government have repeatedly expressed our opposition to holding endless open-ended talks in the UN Buffer zone. Nothing can be the same from now on”, he said.

The Prime Minister added that tomorrow’s meetings with the Turkish Foreign Minister will be a brainstorming exercise on how to go about the process.


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