Turkish Cyprus PM denies Greek Cyprus claims

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) PM and Republican Turkish Party (CTP) Chairman Ferdi Sabit Soyer denied Greek Cypriot communist AKEL Party's claims regarding a deal between AKEL and CTP.

Turkish Cyprus PM denies Greek Cyprus claims
Soyer reacted harshly to AKEL spokesman Andros Kyprianou's claims that the deal between AKEL and CTP foresees bi-communal, bi-zonal federation and political equality, as well as demilitarization, granting rights to migrants to return to their homes (if they demand), sending away people who settled down in the island from Turkey.

"If Andros Kyprianou (AKEL spokesman) has a deal, he may disclose this paper with our signatures. This (claims) is unacceptable," Soyer told the A.A.

Soyer said AKEL spokesman tried to gain the upper hand in upcoming Greek Cypriot presidential elections with such speculations since he was not brave enough to tell his people that all Greek Cypriot migrants will not be able to return to their homes, Turkey's guarantorship will be reaffirmed in an agreement and Turkish migrants will stay in the island.

He added that UN solution plan (Annan plan) envisaged that Turkish migrants, who settled down in the island after 1974, would stay in Cyprus.

Annan plan was voted in a referendum in the island in April 2004. Turkish Cypriots voted "yes" in the referendum but Greek Cypriots rejected the Annan plan.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Aralık 2007, 18:21
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