President Mustafa Akinci and leaders of the coalition government held their regular monthly meeting on Thursday.
He discussed the latest developments on the issue of the Maronites, the Derinya and Aplic border crossing points and the Cyprus negotiations process with Republican Turkish Party (CTP) leader Prime Minister Tufan Erhurman, the Peoples’ Party (HP) leader and deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Ozersay, Social Democratic Party (TDP) leader Minister of National Education Cemal Ozyigit and Democratic Party (DP) leader Minister of Finance Serdar Denktas.
Speaking to reporters afterwards, Ozersay said that the meeting had mainly focused on the issue of the Maronites and their return to their ancestral village of Gurpinar (Ayia Marina) as well as possible steps that could be taken to speed up the opening of the Derinya and Aplic crossing points.
“As you may know, there is work concerning title deeds and infrastructural work that needs to be completed before we can move forward. We also discussed the Derinya and Aplic crossing points. The tender process is continuing. We discussed what steps could be taken to speed up the process”, he said.
Also touching upon the latest developments on the Cyprus problem, Ozersay said that the issue will be evaluated once President Akinci holds his meeting on with the UN Special Representative Elizabeth Spehar, on Friday.