Foreign Minister Kudret Ozersay, has said that during their meeting in Turkey with a delegation led by President Erdogan, they discussed some formulas for ensuring that the flow of money from Turkey to the TRNC will resume.
In statements after the meeting, he noted that they had emphasised the flow of resources which were included in the 2016-18 protocol, but could not be given for various reasons. He said that there was an issue of extending the protocol to overcome the lack of legal framework or of preparing a temporary agreement. “We think that within the forthcoming period, the flow of resources will resume”, he added.
Referring to the hydrocarbons issue in the Eastern Mediterranean, Ozersay said that they discussed the military and political developments in the area and evaluated the steps, which they could take in common. He noted that they also discussed measures regarding the ways in which they could promote better the legitimate rights and interests of Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot people in the region. He further said that they had briefly evaluated the recent developments in the Cyprus problem and the report which will be soon prepared in New York by the United Nations.