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Cyprus talks may begin in October: Eroglu

11 July 2013

Cyprus talks may be launched in the first half of October 2013 Turkish Cypriot daily Vatan reports that during a meeting with the Young Businessmen’s Association (GIAD), President Dervis Eroglu argued that the Turkish Cypriot side has always approached the solution plans put in front of them with a positive attitude, adding that the Cyprus talks may be launched in the first half of October this year. Eroglu said that a solution should be found in order to safeguard that both peoples can live in tranquillity next to each other, adding that the the Turkish Cypriot side expects an agreement.

Eroglu described the statement by South Cyprus President Anastasiades that he only sits at the negotiating table with proposals that has the 75 % support of the Greek Cypriot National Council as wrong, adding that it is impossible to obtain such support. On the same issue, according to Bayrak television during the meeting with GIAD, Eroglu also said that a possible agreement should be prepared on a win-win basis by the two sides in Cyprus and not by others, adding that any solution plan to be prepared should belong to the two sides on the island and no one else. “We should not wait for another resolution plan to be prepared by the UN Secretary-General. A resolution plan should be prepared by the two parties on the island which will mutually benefit the two sides and two peoples in Cyprus”, Eroglu argued.

He explained that a solution plan prepared by others may not satisfy the expectations of both sides, concluding that the Turkish Cypriot side will maintain its efforts to ensure a peaceful existence for both peoples on the island.

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