Turkish Cypriot leader urges Greek side to end dispute

Turkish Cypriot President Eroglu called on Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades to show political will to end long-lasting unresolved issues between island's north and south

Turkish Cypriot leader urges Greek side to end dispute

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish Cypriots are ready to start negotiations for a solution to end the Cyprus conflict which remains a long-lasting unresolved issue between Northern and Southern Cyprus, said President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Dervis Eroglu calling on the Greek Cypriot administration to show the same willingness.

Eroglu told a press conference following his New York visit that the Greek Cypriot administration must display a political will to come up with a solution.

"We have not yet sat at the table with the Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades although it is been seven months since he was elected", Eroglu said, urging him to agree on the progress made so far and to show political will to end the dispute by the end of 2013".

Eroglu stressed that prejudice, and pre-conditions should not exist in negotiations adding current problems can only be solved through constructive and sincere talks.

Cyprus question has been going on  between the Greek Cypriot administration, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkey and Greece since Turkey sent troops to the island in the aftermath of a Greek-inspired coup to annex the island with Greece.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Ekim 2013, 14:45

Muhammed Öylek

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