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Cyprus resources belong to both sides

4 November 2014

The former prime minister Ferdi Sabit Soyer, the deputy with the National Unity Party (UBP) Zorlu Tore and the deputy with the Social Democracy Party (TDP) Mehmet Cakici have commented on the latest developments of the Cyprus talks, ‘Star Kibris’ reports.

Soyer has said that for the last 50 years the Turkish Cypriots have been trying to explain that the Greek Cypriots have been dominant in Cyprus, adding that the Turkish Cypriots’ view is that all the resources in the island are the common property of both communities, so they should be managed in common by both communities.

Cakici commented that the last agreement that they made with the Greek Cypriots was the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus, adding that according to this the rights of the Turkish Cypriots, like the Greek Cypriots on the economy, health and energy derive from the Republic of Cyprus and still exist. He also said that the Turkish Cypriots have also rights to natural gas.

Tore repeated his well-known view that the Greek Cypriots do not want to share the Republic of Cyprus with the Turkish Cypriots, stating that the Greek Cypriots do not accept them as equals.

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