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Akinci calls on OIC to support removal of embargoes

25 August 2017

North Cyprus News - President Mustafa Akinci

President Mustafa Akıncı has sent letters to the presidents of member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is an observer state of the OIC under the name of Turkish Cypriot state.

In his letter the President gave detailed information regarding the Cyprus conference that took place in Crans-Montana and why it was unsuccessful.

He called on the member countries of the OIC to support the efforts to remove the unjust isolations and embargoes imposed against the Turkish Cypriot people who clearly support a solution being found to the Cyprus problem.

The President said that since he has come to duty, the Turkish Cypriot side has always displayed a constructive and result orientated manner at the Cyprus talks and detailed the reasons why the Cyprus conference in Crans-Montana was left inconclusive.

He also noted that in the referendum that was held in 2004, 76 percent of Greek Cypriots voted no against the UN solution plan and added that the Greek Cypriot leader did not show the necessary political will during the Crans-Montana summit in order for a solution to be found to the long standing problem.

President Akıncı reiterated his call on all OIC member countries to remove the unjust embargoes and isolations imposed against the Turkish Cypriot people as they are the side that have always supported a solution being found to the Cyprus problem.

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