Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Çavuşoğlu visited the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to attend the events organized under the Project “Foundation City: Nicosia” of the Directorate General of Foundations of Turkey. Deputy Prime Minister Çavuşoğlu and the delegation accompanying him were received by the President of TRNC Mustafa Akıncı.
Greek Cypriots Continue to Consider Themselves the Real Owners of the Island
Referring to the Cyprus talks, Çavuşoğlu said: “There is no change in the Greek Cypriot mentality. They continue to consider themselves the real owners of the island. They do not desire a political solution based on equality and are unwilling to share the natural wealth of the island. It is difficult to reach an agreement unless this mentality changes.”
Çavuşoğlu also said that Turkey would not accept Greek Cypriot Administration’s unilateral gas exploration in the Mediterranean and that the natural wealth of the island belonged to both communities.