Talks should not be derailed by fanatics in the south: Soyer

We have been deceived by a group of fanatics in south Cyprus” member of opposition party CTP and former prime minister Ferdi Soyer, has said.

It is time for the Turkish Cypriot side to undertake initiatives by reviewing its stance at the negotiating table and take steps to pave the way to restart the Cyprus talks.

Soyer told state broadcaster Bayrak, that the decision of the Cyprus House of Representatives regarding the commemoration of the 1950 plebiscite in schools was “sabotage by the fanatics in south Cyprus who worried about the continuation of the Geneva Conference” and knew very well how the Turkish Cypriots would react.

Soyer added that the reaction of the Turkish Cypriot leadership and all the political parties was justified, but they should examine how they communicate this reaction and undertake an initiative for the resumption of the talks on the basis of the 11 February 2014 document.

Finally, he said that statements saying that the goal of creating a federal Cyprus was bankrupt were “dangerous” and said that we should get use to listening each other.

Kibris Postasi

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