Turkish Cypriots will not be a minority of a Greek Cypriot state

President Mustafa Akinci has said that he would share his thoughts on the future of Cyprus and convey his expectations on the objectivity of the UNSG’s report on the Cyprus negotiations with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the TRNC’s Judicial Year yesterday, the president also said that the Turkish Cypriots and the Greek Cypriots must continue to exist together in peace and harmony in these lands in any case.

We cannot change the geography. The Turkish Cypriot people do not intend to be a minority of a Greek Cypriot state. Besides this, there is no desire to be the 82nd province of Turkey”, said Akinci.

In this case, he said there are only two options left: “A structure based in sharing under a common roof without dominating each other in equality, security and freedom; or the creation and legalisation of the conditions for living under two separate roofs, side by side. In both cases, there is no doubt that compromise will be necessary”, he said.

President Akinci accompanied by his delegation left for New York this morning. He is expected to have a number of meetings before he meets with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday.


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