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Guzelyurt not marked for return on Turkish Cypriot map

7 February 2017

Guzelyurt was not included in the map submitted by the Turkish Cypriot side at the Geneva talks and is a big obstacle for the successful outcome of the Cyprus negotiations, ‘Kibris Postasi’ reports.

Citing high level sources, the newspaper writes that the map submitted by the Turkish Cypriot side, according to which the Turkish Cypriot founding state will consist of 29.2%, Guzelyurt/Morphou was not included.

At the same time, Guzelyurt, as well as some villages in the Karpaz region, were included in the map submitted by the Greek Cypriot side, which provides that the Turkish Cypriot founding state will consist of 28.2%.

The paper wrote that many investments were made in Guzelyurt after the 2004 Annan Plan and added that the area is a red line issue for the Greek Cypriot side.

Citing the same sources, the paper wrote that the date of the next Cyprus Conference, that will take place in Geneva in March, has not been determined yet. However a possible date could be the period between 5 -10th March.

Kibris Postasi

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