Leader of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) Tufan Erhürman and the General Secretary of the Greek Cypriot AKEL party Andros Kyprianu met yesterday.
Delegations from the two parties also attended the meeting held at the CTP headquarters in Lefkoşa.
It was agreed at the two hour long meeting that a federal Cyprus is the only realistic settlement model on the island.
According to a statement from the CTP, the party leader Tufan Erhürman expressed concern over the failure of the talks at Crans-Montana, Switzerland despite the fact that both sides had come close to a settlement.
“It is of utmost importance that work continues at least on several issues during this period of stagnation in the Cyprus talks. A number of negative developments such as the suspension of work of the AD-HOC committees on the EU harmonisation of Turkish Cypriots continue to take place”, Erhürman said.
The CTP leader commended the Greek Cypriot side for trying to explain to their public what happened at Crans-Montana as accurately as possible.
Erhürman added that it was the joint view of both parties that the best model for a solution in Cyprus was a bi-zonal, bi-communal federal settlement on the basis of political equality.