A group of 19 deputies from the National Unity Party (UBP), the Democratic Party (DP) and independents submitted a proposal to the TRNC legislative assembly office for a “resolution to be adopted declaring that a federal solution is no longer a viable model of settlement to the Cyprus problem”.
The MPs, who held a press conference in parliament, were supported by members of the National Council and 26 different institutions.
Speaking at the press conference, Zorlu Tore, deputy with the UBP asserted that it has become clear that reunifying the island under a federal roof, based on two constituent states had not been possible, despite the constructive and sincere efforts made by the Turkish Cypriot side at Crans-Montana.
Pointing out that it is meaningless and unacceptable to seek a settlement through open-ended negotiations, Tore said that any new process could only be between two states based on true political equality. “Only through acceptance of the fact that there are two independent states in Cyprus can this be possible”, he further added.
Arguing that “the current strategy of the Turkish Cypriot side will be to work towards developing the TRNC and promoting it in the international arena”, Tore also stated that the Turkish Cypriot people must be freed of isolations and embargoes.
“This must be the top priority of the president, the government, the legislative assembly and all institutions”, he said.