TRNC news headlines, Feb 26 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

EROGLU: “WE SHALL WORK FOR REACHING AN AGREEMENT WITHOUT DISREGARDING REALITIES AND THE PAST”

President Derviş Eroğlu said that the Cyprus Turkish Side has its red lines which included the protection of the rights of its citizens and enabling them a secure and prosperous future.

Eroglu also said that they will work for reaching a permanent solution without disregarding the current realities and the past. Eroglu stated: “The Cyprus Turkish people are expecting and waiting for a solution that will allow them to have a peaceful and secure future.”

In his speech at one of his receptions President Eroglu said that both leaders have sine qua non in the negotiation process and added that their aim is to defend the rights of people living in this community and provide for the living of the two communities in peace and security.

As it is known Cyprus negotiation process was interrupted by the Greek Cypriot Administration in 2013 due to the presidential elections and economic crisis in South Cyprus.

FÃœLE: “VAROSHA IS PART OF A COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION”

On the contrary to launching of reinstitution of Varosha as the Confidence Building Measures package by the South Cyprus, EU Commissioner Responsible for Enlargement Stefan Füle said: “Reinstitution of the closed region Varosha will be one of the main elements of the comprehensive solution negotiations in the Cyprus problem.”

Haravgi newspaper wrote that in his written reply to the letter of Andigoni Papadopulu, Füle expressed: “Reinstitution of closed region Varosha to the legal owners is expected to be one of the main elements in the comprehensive solution negotiations of the Cyprus problem realized under the auspices of the UN between the two communities.”

ANASTASIADIS: “NATURAL GAS MADE A SETTLEMENT TO THE CYPRUS ISSUE MORE PRESSING”

The leader of the Greek Cypriot administration Nikos Anastasiadis gave an interview to the Guardian newspaper in Britain and made statements regarding the Cyprus issue. Anastasiadis said the discovery of oil and natural gas deposits in the waters off Cyprus made a settlement to the Cyprus issue more pressing.

He said oil companies have likewise, signaled that they want a solution as soon as possible if they are to make the huge investment that would accompany exploration.

Anastasiadis said “Greater co-operation with Turkish Cypriots will contribute to faster growth. A solution will help us confront the economic crisis better."

GENERAL PRESIDENT OF TURKISH CONFEDERATIONS ATASOY: “WORLD BANK SHOULD SUPPORT TRNC’S INDEPENDENCY”

The President of Turkish Industrialist Businesswomen and Businessmen Confederation, General President of Turkey’s Confederations Community Nezaket Emine Atasoy stated that the World Bank should support independency of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).

Stating ”˜The World Bank should support TRNC’s independency in the international arena’, Atasoy said that embargoes imposed on the Turkish Cypriot people can not be accepted. Atasoy also added that the World Bank should be against all kind of embargoes, injustice, negativity and negative discrimination without making any discrimination with regard to state and nation.

RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO COME TOGETHER AT SWEDEN EMBASSY

The President of Religious Affairs Prof. Dr. Talip Atalay is going to come together with religious leaders at Sweden Embassy today within the framework of religious leaders’ dialogue which is executed under the auspices of Sweden Embassy. Religious leaders will discuss the issue of making a joint statement regarding resumption of Cyprus negotiations.

The President of Religious Affairs Prof. Dr. Talip Atalay, Archbishop of Greek Cypriot Orthodox Church Hrisostomos II, Archbishop of Maronites Dr. Youssef Souif, Archbishop of Armenians Varoujan Herkelian and Latin’s representative Priest George Kraj will participate in the briefing.

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