Eroglu comments on the anniversary of the referendum on the Annan PlanUnder the title “Celebrating is thought provoking”, Turkish Cypriot daily Gunes (26.04.11) reports that the Turkish Cypriot leader, Dervis Eroglu has recalled that seven years passed from the referendum on the Annan Plan and added that everybody should consider well what this plan had brought.

In statements yesterday during a meeting with the Employers’ Trade Union, Eroglu referred to the rally organized last night by the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) and the Social Democracy Party (TDP) and noted, inter alia, the following: “As a person who said ‘no’ to the Annan Plan then, I do not want to further comment on this issue. When I was saying ‘no’ then, I was the chairman of my party and myself. My party had its own views and interpretations. Those who said ‘yes’ had also their views and interpretations…”

Eroglu said he considers the result of the referendum as the will of the people and alleged that the fact that the Greek Cypriots said “no” even to such an agreement is important for the Turkish Cypriot “people” to see the realities.

Eroglu claimed that those who say that the Turkish Cypriots do not want reconciliation and that Turkey prevents the agreement in Cyprus should abandon these views and see that they are unfair to the Turkish Cypriots.

Eroglu said that the celebration this year is organized by two political parties. Claiming that such event was not organized every year, Eroglu said that everybody should think why this celebration is organized after seven years

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