“If the lack of common vision is ignored, then the result will be the same”, Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Kudret Ozersay said about the Cyprus negotiations. He said that he did not believe there was a common vision shared by both sides in Cyprus.
“It was not appropriate for the temporary UN Envoy to start preparing a document called a reference paper, when there was no common vision between the two sides, when there was no consensus on what the sides will negotiate. Therefore, it is seen as a document which is to be prepared by the end of this year, that cannot be prepared. The problem is while there is a difference in views regarding the essence of the issue, in other words, while the sides have different views on what should be negotiated, this is being ignored. And at the end of the day, they are focusing on issuing a document which everybody will interpret in their own way”.