The Cyprus negotiations will not continue from the point at which they were left off in Crans-Montana, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kudret Ozersay has said. What is needed is a creative approach, he said.
Speaking to TAK news agency after meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in New York, Ozersay replied to a question regarding the informal meeting to be held today between the Foreign Ministers of the three guarantor powers for Cyprus. He said:
“Yes, it is correct that there is such thinking, but I cannot say that the meeting’s agenda will be on the Treaty of Guarantees or the international aspect of the Cyprus problem, just like the Greek and the Greek Cypriot press allege. On this issue there will be a statement after the meeting tomorrow [today], if this is considered to be necessary.
“When the duty assigned to Mrs Lute and the fact that she has held meetings with all sides concerned are taken into consideration, it is natural for not only the two sides but the guarantor powers as well, to seek an answer to the UNSG’s question as to what should be done in Cyprus from now on. At this stage be contented by saying the following: Those who see this meeting of the guarantor powers and try to present it as continuation of the negotiations from the point they were left off are deceived. Creative approaches are needed and not debates which were repeatedly made and are exhausted”.