“While the solution of the Cyprus problem is being discussed, the two-states solution will be also in the agenda and the party will give particular weight on this issue” new leader of the National Unity Party (UBP) Ersin Tatar said.
Speaking during a visit to Lefke, Tatar argued that during the meeting with the UN Secretary- General’s Special Representative in Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar on Monday, he conveyed the message that the two-state solution should be on the agenda.
He added: “We had also contacts with Turkey. From now on, a two-state solution model should be discussed. I gave a clear message to the UN. Without Turkey, a solution would not be possible. I said to Spehar ‘Your world is different from our world. In your world there is Turkey’s exclusion from the island’. I told her that the anticipated solution would annihilate and dissolve us within the EU. I told her about our worries and what we wanted. I told her that we would not accept a solution where Turkey would not have the unilateral right of intervention. I warned Spehar not to set us a trap.”
Criticising Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci’s policy on the Cyprus issue, Tatar claimed: “We will not give him a free hand. We will raise the rightful voice of the Cyprus people. Let Mr Akinci hear this, he will no longer be given a free hand”.
The paper also reports that Ms Spehar visited on Monday the headquarters of UBP. According to a press release by UBP, the latest developments on the Cyprus issue and possible methods to be adopted in the event of new process of negotiations was to be launched were discussed during the meeting which lasted about an hour.