Turkey to make no concession on Cyprus policy

President Erdogan's remarks come amid easing of tensions between the two sides of the disputed island

Turkey to make no concession on Cyprus policy

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that no concessions will be made on Turkey's policy concerning Turkish Cypriots.

Addressing the Sixth World Forum on Energy Regulation in Istanbul Monday, Erdogan said: "It is not possible for us to make any concessions on our policy regarding the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the island's energy resources."

Erdogan also said that Turkey was a key country for utilizing and delivering the resources off the island, which he added belonged to each resident.

Political tensions in the long-divided island have eased since full-fledged talks resumed on May 15 and Mustafa Akinci was elected the new Turkish Cypriot president last month.

Akinci and Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades met for an unprecedented tour in Lefkosa's historical site on May 23 and will reconvene on May 28.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Mayıs 2015, 14:11