Former President Mehmet Ali Talat has said that he will support Mustafa Akıncı in the Presidential election run off on 26th April. Talat called on everyone to support Akinci for the sake of the country’s future.
After having been visited by Akıncı, Talat made the following statement:
“We are at a very important turning point. We are in a period in which there is a chance to reach a new level in the Cyprus negotiations. In the last 5 year we have experienced a barren period regarding the talks. The fact that Mr Eroğlu is against a solution and the fact that he sabotaged the process at every chance he had, became the characteristic of this 5 years period. Before taking the post he had promised that he would continue from where I had left off but he dragged the process to a deadlock.
We have met with Mr Akıncı today and once again we have seen that our views are completely parallel. In that regard, I urge our people to vote for Mr Akıncı on Sunday, I request this from everyone and I promise to do everything I can for Mr Akıncı to succeed.”