The government does not agree with President Mustafa Akıncı’s policies on the Cyprus issue, Prime Minister Ersin Tatar has said.
The prime minister, addressing a public meeting with cabinet ministers in Kyrenia said that the coalition government was working in harmony and added that despite only five months in office, they had put their signatures to many important projects and would continue to do so in the future as well.
Touching upon the Cyprus issue Prime Minister Tatar said that they, as the coalition government, wanted a two-state solution to be discussed at the Cyprus talks but that President Mustafa Akıncı only saw a solution based on a federal system as the sole possible solution, despite the crystal clear stance of the Greek Cypriot side.
Noting that the Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Kudret Özersay during his time in a four- party coalition government had experienced problems because they did not see eye to eye on the Cyprus issue, Tatar said that currently the coalition government was on the same path and could freely express its views regarding the Cyprus issue, a two-state solution, the opening of Maraş and the drilling operations being carried out in the eastern Mediterranean.
“Even this on its own is the success of this government”, said Tatar.
Referring to the 2020 Economic and Financial Cooperation Protocol that will be signed with Turkey, the prime minister said that discussions had begun and expressed the belief that the protocol will be signed soon and concrete steps will be taken to better serve the country.