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Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis newspaper (07.10.16) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci briefed yesterday the “parliament” of the breakaway regime in the occupied area of the Republic of Cyprus on the developments in the Cyprus problem. In statements after the 4,5 hour long closed-door “session”, Akinci described the meeting as “fruitful” and “useful”, adding that everybody expressed their views in a participatory manner and not competitively. He said that he listened to the “deputies'” views and replied to their questions.

Reiterating that the minutes of the negotiations are sent to the “parliament” and all “deputies” can read them, Akinci noted that he gave further information on issues which were not understood.

Akinci recalled that he would meet with President Anastasiades today within the framework of the negotiations and added that “we are going to work for evaluating this process in the best manner”. Reiterating the statement he had made when he was entering the “assembly”, Akinci argued:

“I really think that we are in a historic period, at an important crossroad. This is always said in the Cyprus problem, it is said that ‘it is crucial’, but I think that this time it is really so. I have said it many times and I will say it once more. I believe that this is the last effort of our generation. If this opportunity is missed again, I do not know when and how the process will recommence and what will be discussed in the next processes. However, what is reasonable is for us focusing on this opportunity and on turning it into a reality and not on such scenarios. It is possible for us to create a new Cyprus for the benefit of both the Turkish Cypriots and the Greek Cypriots and of Turkey, Greece and the region. […] Provided that this will is not unilateral, that the same will, the same wish, the same realism is used by the Greek Cypriot side as well, and the issue is approached from the same point of view. Because this is the way by which we are approaching it and we will con

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