Turkish daily ‘Hurriyet’ reports that Rustem Tatar, the father of the Minister of Finance Ersin Tatar, told the paper that the Turkish Cypriots have also rights to the gold that the Central Bank of Cyprus is planning to sell.
Evaluating the situation in Cyprus, Rustem Tatar said:
“The Turkish Cypriots may have separated from the Greek Cypriots, but they haven’t still got an official divorce. Turkish Cypriots have also shares at the public resources like the natural gas and the gold reserves.”
He added that the 14 tons of gold reserves were bought by the Central Bank of Cyprus in 1960.
Rustem Tatar was an economic adviser of the Turkish Cypriot committee during the London-Zurich agreements in 1960 and Minister of Finance for the Turkish Cypriot Administration of Northern Cyprus, 1968-76.