According to illegal Bayrak television (07.06.11, online), Kudret Ozersay, Turkish Cypriot leader Eroglu’s advisor, is holding contacts in the United States. Referring to the tripartite summit to be held in July between the two community leaders and the UN Secretary-General, Ozersay stated that the United Nations (UN) is determined on the issue of this meeting to have a “different content and result” than the previous two tripartite summits.
Ozersay met yesterday at the UN headquarters in New York with Lynn Pascoe, UN Under Secretary – General. Hilmi Akil, breakaway regime’s so-called representative to New York was also attending the meeting.
According to Bayrak, the views of the Turkish Cypriot side regarding the method to be followed in the give and take process to start before, during and after the tripartite summit of 7 July, and the timing and “modalities” of a [possible] four-party conference were discussed in detail during the meeting.
In statements after the meeting, Ozersay said that the UN is attaching great importance to the tripartite summit to be held in July. He noted that the UN is expecting “concrete results” from this meeting and is determined for this meeting to have a different content and results than the previous two tripartite summits.
Ozersay said that he did not want to give further details on the content of his meeting with Pascoe, but as Turkish Cypriot side they are “extremely satisfied with what was said in the meeting”.
Within the framework of his visit to New York, Ozersay met also with Nikita Zukov, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation at the UN. According to Bayrak, Ozersay conveyed “direct and in detail information” to the Russian official on the stance of the Turkish Cypriot side regarding various aspects of the Cyprus problem.
Today Ozersay is expected to meet with representatives of the other four Permanent Members of the UN Security Council.