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Turkey’s goal is to complete TRNC infrastructure projects

20 October 2016

Turkish Minister of Transportation, Maritime and Communication Ahmet Arslan who is visiting the TRNC, met with President Mustafa Akinci.

At the meeting, Arslan said that the goal was to complete new infrastructural projects in the TRNC.

President Akinci underlined the importance of maritime and communication projects, particularly since the TRNC is an island state.

Pointing out that Ercan airport is “the TRNC’s gateway to the world” Akinci said that it was his wish to see much needed improvements to the airport.

Also touching upon the Cyprus problem, Akinci said that the Cyprus problem had been going on for almost half a century. “Everything has a saturation point. I believe that the Cyprus problem has reached its saturation point. We need to find a mutually acceptable solution which can be beneficial to all parties. The Greek Cypriots need to show the same sincerity that we are displaying in the talks. We can’t achieve anything if you constantly demand the impossible”, he argued.

Akinci also said that the Cyprus negotiations have reached a critical stage and that the next two months are crucial for the future of the island and added that a solution could allow the creation of an energy corridor in the region with the discovery of hydrocarbons.

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