Poll shows Turkish Cypriots blame South for failed talks

A telephone survey was published by Turkish Cypriot daily ‘Kibris’ regarding public opinion on the failed Conference on Cyprus in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

The survey conducted in the TRNC by Prologue Consulting Ltd found that the respondents regarded the results of the summit as negative but thought that the role taken by President Mustafa Akinci was positive.

According to the results of the poll, 87.9% said President Nicos Anastasiades was responsible for the summit’s failure, while 67.6 % said President Akinci’s stance had been positive.

In addition, 53.4% said Akinci’s statements after Crans-Montana were positive and 55.8% think the presidency is positive after the summit.

Asked what their first choice for the solution would be if, after the failed summit, the Cyprus talks are over, 56.1% stated that they preferred two states living side by side.

The poll was conducted between 17-23 of July, 2017 using a sample of 600 people who were contacted by telephone.


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