“The seas around the island do not only belong to South”

President Derviş Eroğlu pointed out that the Greek Cypriot side has abandoned the negotiations by finding an excuse and  emphasized that seismic research has been continuing in the Mediterranean for many years and added that the seas around the island did not only belong to the South.

Indicating that “at present only the Turkish Cypriot side is at the negotiation table” Eroğlu said the preconditions put forward by the Greek  Cypriot side for the  resumption of the negotiations meant they have  no intention for an agreement.

Pointing out that every new leader elected in  South Cyprus after taking office did  not accept the previous convergences reached between the two sides, Eroğlu said with this attitude nothing could be achieved.

President  Eroğlu also  indicated that the Greek Cypriot side can always abandon the negotiation table by finding an excuse in order  to prolong their intransigence and added that they again  left the table without a reasonable excuse.

Eroğlu added that Greek Cypriot side’s real intention is  to mobilize the world  so that the international community would turn  against Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot side. “As I observe they are not successful in this.” he added.


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