The visit by a Turkish head of state to Athens after 65 years was an important development, President Mustafa Akıncı has said.
The President said that good relations between Turkey and Greece would be beneficial the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities in Cyprus.
He pointed out that both Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras have expressed their support and commitment towards reaching a lasting and just settlement on the island.
Akıncı however pointed out that the Cyprus Problem had not been discussed in detail at the meeting.
He said that a visit by a Turkish head of state to Athens after 65 years was in itself an important development.
Stating that good relations between Turkey and Greece would be beneficial not only for the Turks and Greeks but for both communities, Akıncı reminded that the real actors on the Cyprus Problem were the Turkish and Greek Cypriot communities living on the island.
“When speaking of a settlement in Cyprus we should keep in mind that the real actors are the people who live on this island. That is the Turkish Cypriots and the Greek Cypriots. What is important is what the people who live on this island want. Let us never forget that”, he added.