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Let’s bridge the gaps in the negotiations: Akinci

30 August 2016

The next six meetings that will be held with the Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades are of vital importance, President Mustafa Akıncı stated.

Let’s bridge the remaining points of divergence on the EU, economy, administration and power sharing and the property chapters and bring clarity to the issues which have not yet been finalised”, stated Akıncı.

The president also wished to continue to brainstorm ideas on the issues of territory, security and guarantees, and to reach an agreement which would be accepted by both sides and get a ‘yes’ vote from both communities in a referendum.

Akıncı said, “I expect the forthcoming process to be discussed accurately and credibly. The Greek Cypriot side should consider what can be achieved and what cannot when approaching these issues. We are acting in that regard, in accordance with the spirit of the Joint Declaration. Our demands are realistic and conform to the understanding of a federal solution.”

Regarding the solution of the Cyprus problem, President Akıncı said, “We are on the final hurdle; either we will handle this problem in a federal framework in the next four months or future generations will have to try new methods to solve this problem.”

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