Turkish Cyprus to make presentation on property issue

Eroglu said they would make a presentation on "property" while meeting with leader of the Greek Cypriot administration Demetris Christofias on Thursday.

Turkish Cyprus to make presentation on property issue

President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Dervis Eroglu said Wednesday they would make a presentation on "property" while meeting with leader of the Greek Cypriot administration Demetris Christofias on Thursday.

President Eroglu is briefing the TRNC Council of Ministers on Wednesday about the views he will express at Thursday's meeting with Christofias.

We had informed our political parties about the views expressed last Thursday and the views to be expressed tomorrow. I am here at the Council of Ministers on Wednesday to inform the TRNC government, Eroglu said.

I intend to continue negotiations in Cyprus in dialogue with the TRNC government. I will continue the dialogue from now on, Eroglu said.

Asked if he will make any suggestion on Thursday, President Eroglu said that they would make a presentation on Thursday.

There are decisions that have been made by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the issue of property. We will make a presentation on property that will convey our thoughts on the issue on Thursday, Eroglu said.

President Eroglu's Special Representative for negotiations Kudret Ozersay also attended today's Council of Ministers meeting.

President Eroglu's first meeting with Christofias took place on Wednesday, May 26 after Eroglu became TRNC's new president.

Gaining independence from the United Kingdom in 1960, Cyprus became a bi-communal Republic where Greek and Turkish Cypriot constituent communities would share power guaranteed by the UK, Turkey and Greece.

However, reluctant to share power and pursuing a policy of Enosis (Union) with Greece, Greek Cypriots soon expelled Turkish Cypriots from power and terrorised and ghettoised them.

Decades long armed attacks on the defenseless Turkish Cypriots culminated in 1974 when an Athens-backed Greek Cypriot military coup on the island led to Turkey's intervention based on its rights stemming from the Treaty of Guarantee.

Although the Republic of Cyprus as described in the 1959 agreements is no longer there, Greek Cypriots continue to enjoy this title and international recognition while the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, a fully democratic government representing Turkish Cypriots, still suffers under an unfair political and economic blockade.

Cyprus joined the EU as a divided island when Greek Cypriots in the south rejected the UN reunification plan in twin referendums in 2004 even though the Turkish Cypriots in the north overwhelmingly supported it.

The promise made by EU foreign ministers before the referendums to end the isolation of the Turkish Cypriots and establish direct trade with north Cyprus remains unfulfilled.

TRNC is an independent republic located in the north of Cyprus. TRNC declared its independence in 1983, nine years after a Greek Cypriot coup attempting to annex the island to Greece led to a peace operation by Turkey. The TRNC has received diplomatic recognition from the Republic of Turkey and the TRNC has representations in dozens of countries across the globe.


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