No mass citizenship to be granted: Ozgurgun

Prime Minister Huseyin Ozgurgun said that his government supports the reunification talks with Greek Cypriots.

The UBP [National Unity Party] government will not fall into a difference of opinion in any meaningful way, when it comes to reaching a solution for Cyprus,” Ozgurgun said in an interview with Ankara Anatolia news agency.

The obstacle in the way of solution has always been the Greek Cypriot side. President Mustafa Akinci will not face any obstacle from this government,” he said, while praising Turkey’s “effective and active” role as guarantor of the TRNC.

Ozgurgun also added that the UBP placed great importance on positive and strong relations with the motherland, noting that fresh water provision from Turkey for the North was a “very important milestone” in the history of Cyprus.

We hope that the water will reach the Turkish Cypriots as soon as possible. Our work has begun on that matter,” Ozgurgun said.

He also touched upon the economic protocol to be signed with Turkey and stated: “We do not think the difficulties which have been a source of various disputes cannot be overcome. I think the protocol will be signed soon”, he said.

The prime minister also denied claims that 25 thousand new citizenships would be granted.


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