Head of the National Unity Party (UBP) Ersin Tatar stated that he was very pleased with the meetings he had attended in Ankara.
According to a statement released by the UBP press office, the Tatar voiced the party’s views regarding the latest developments regarding the Cyprus problem during his visit to Ankara. And that he handed over a detailed letter to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
The letter noted that the TRNC state that has been established should continue to exist forever.
“In our opinion, the time has come to tell the UN and the world that alternative plans must also be discussed. With this aim in mind, we want to take steps in conjunction with motherland Turkey”, it was stated in the letter.
It also noted that the UBP was pleased with the fact that the Turkish Foreign Ministry has presented a confederation solution format to the President Nicos Anastasiades.
“For the National Unity Party, if new negotiations are to take place, then the format known as the Guterres framework cannot be taken as a basis”, the statement said.
The letter also noted that if a new process is to begin, then it must be clearly stated that a time limit will be enforced. A process where an outcome can be achieved quickly should be pursued and alternative solutions will also be on the table.
“If an outcome hasn’t been achieved by the end of the process, then the path of the Turkish Cypriot people’s status within the international arena must be cleared and a guarantee must be given that the unjust isolations and embargoes imposed against the Turkish Cypriot side will come to an end”, it was stressed in the letter.
It also stated that “the continuation of Turkey’s unilateral right to intervene on the island and for the necessary amount of Turkish soldiers to remain in Cyprus to protect the Turkish Cypriot people was a red line for the National Unity Party”.
The document presented to the Turkish Foreign Ministry also stated that “if there is going to be a solution on the island, this must entail political equality, active participation in the administration of the island, the continuation of bi-zonality, the Turkish Cypriot state should always have a simple majority in property and population and the land and property issue should be solved on the basis of the realities on the island. It must also consider the Turkish-Greek balance and the agreement to be reached must become primary law within the European Union.”