Kutlay Erk, the general secretary of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) has accused President Dervis Eroglu of delaying the process for the solution of the Cyprus problem, adding that most progress was made in the Cyprus negotiations when Mehmet Ali Talat was in power, Turkish Cypriot daily ‘Yeni Duzen’ reports.
“Talat was productive, he had proposals, he was insisting, he was an element for the continuation of the process”, Erk said noting that during Talat’s time both the EU and the UN were involved in the process.
He went on to accuse President Nicos Anastasiades of lacking enthusiasm and of being hesitant. However, he said it is the Turkish Cypriot leader who does not continue with the procedure. “And here, we lost five years”, he said adding that the Turkish Cypriot side needs the solution much more than the Greek Cypriots.