President of CTFF Sertoğlu: “We couldn’t not overcome our problems with KOP, FIFA and UEFA should interfere.”


President of the Cyprus Turkish Football Federation Hasan Sertoğlu expressed that they are facing some problems with the Greek Cypriot Football Federation (KOP), with which they signed an agreement for the sake of uniting football in Cyprus and made a call to UEFA and FIFA to interfere in order to overcome these problems.

Hasan Sertoglu - President of the Cyprus Turkish Football Federation

Stating that he sent a letter to UEFA and FIFA and invited them  to be part of the process, Sertoğlu added they had no dialogue with KOP recently other than some correspondence. Sertoğlu also said that the dialogue is not broken, however,  they could not overcome the problems on the issue of membership.

Sertoğlu stated that  KOP initially used to put forward the condition of membership in order to start the talks, but now they say our membership application will be evaluated.

Coşkun Ulusoy:  “If we live together we must play together”

Coşkun Ulusoy who played for two seasons at the Greek Cypriot football team Salamina and who has been supported by the sports community said: “Demetris Vasiliou who made an agreement with Değirmenlik Sport Club has been announced to be a traitor. I see no meaning in this. I played, Vasiliou will also play. If we live together in the same island, we must play together. My performance at Salamina won recognition both in the South and North. I have neither been a traitor nor in favour of Greeks. I was transferred and played for two seasons.

On the other hand, President of the Cyprus Turkish Football Federation (KTFF) Hasan Sertoğlu said that they don’t want to exaggerate the issue however they shall follow the developments. Sertoğlu said: “we gave this permission for the communities to come together. We want to show that Turkish Cypriots are affectionate and hospitable. We said to Vasiliou that Turkish, Greek or British does not make a difference for us. We don’t want to exaggerate the issue however we shall follow the developments”

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