Turkish Cyprus says Turkey wants deal in late 2010

Eroglu said, that Turkey desired the ongoing peace talks in Cyprus to be concluded until the end of 2010.

Turkish Cyprus says Turkey wants deal in late 2010

The president of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) said on Wednesday that Turkey desired the ongoing peace talks in Cyprus to be concluded until the end of 2010.

Replying to questions on his recent visit to Ankara during a meeting in Lefkosa, Turkish Cypriot President Dervis Eroglu said the Cyprus issue, the Turkish prime minister's visit to Athens and TRNC's economic problems were discussed in a detailed way during his talks in the Turkish capital.

Commenting on the progress of the peace talks in Cyprus, Eroglu said the Turkish Cyprus delegation to proceed with the talks was well-prepared and negotiations would continue with the "property" issue on May 26.

Upon a question on whether there were any changes in Turkey's approach to the matter, Eroglu said, "Turkey desires the negotiations to be concluded until the end of the year. Turkey's vision is to reach an agreement".

Eroglu also said only the Turkish party's will would not be enough to reach a settlement, adding the opposite party's intention was also important and that would be seen at the negotiation table.

Extensive settlement talks in Cyprus, which were suspended due to the presidential election in TRNC on April 18, will resume on May 26 with the meeting of Turkish Cypriot President Dervis Eroglu and Greek Cypriot Leader Demetris Christofias to take place at the buffer zone in Lefkosa.

Eroglu's predecessor Mehmet Ali Talat and Greek Cypriot Leader Christofias got together 71 times under the extensive settlement talks, which began in September 11, 2008. The last meeting took place on March 30.


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