The Republican Turkish Party (CTP) and the opposition Social Democratic Party (TDP) underlined the need for any new talks on the Cyprus problem to be result-oriented and subject to a time frame.
Leader of the CTP, Tufan Erhurman said that the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres must uphold what he said about the need for future negotiations to be result-oriented and not open-ended.
Addressing party members at an event in Famagusta to promote candidates for the upcoming party congress, Erhurman said that Guterres also needed to endorse the principles of political equality, effective participation and a rotating presidency which were past convergences that were included in UN Security Council resolutions.
He pointed out that there was no point in starting a new round of talks from scratch.
“We shall not allow the Greek Cypriot side to play for time in a bid to make the international community forget the strong will demonstrated by Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot side in Crans-Montana in favour of a settlement”, he said.