Eroglu claims that the Greek Cypriot side is not possible to be satisfied
Turkish Cypriot daily Gunes (12.05.11) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu addressed yesterday the 47th National Turkish Paediatric Association Congress, which continues at Kaya Artemis Hotel in the occupied village of Vokolida. Around 1,500 paediatrician specialists from Turkey and other countries participate in the congress.
Eroglu, in his opening speech, briefed the participants on the Cyprus problem and on the ongoing Cyprus talks. He claimed that the Greek Cypriot side is not possible to be satisfied with anything, since they rejected the Annan plan which offered them benefits. Claiming that although the Annan plan was not a plan in favour of the Turkish Cypriots, but it contained a lot of benefits for the Greek Cypriot side, Eroglu said that the Greek Cypriot side rejected the Annan plan. He added: “I continue the negotiations for an agreement which will protect the interests of my people and not for the satisfaction of the Greek Cypriot side”.
Noting that the realities and the experiences of the past should be taken into consideration if there will be an agreement in Cyprus, Eroglu said that if there is one, it will be a new partnership.
Eroglu also said that “the Cyprus cause is a joint national cause of Turkey and the TRNC”.
Explaining that in the past the Turkish Cypriots lived in difficulties, Eroglu said that the Turkish Cypriots are much better today than yesterday. He added that their only difficulty now is the “embargo”.
Eroglu said that Turkey is his motherland and the issue that the people [Turkish Cypriots] do not love Turkey is out of question, adding that “there is no difference in the meanings between Turk from Turkey and Turk from Cyprus”.