Turkish Cypriot politicians on the outcome of the Geneva tripartite meetingTurkish Cypriot political parties’ officials represented in the so-called TRNC assembly evaluated at Turkish Cypriot daily Haberdar (08.07.11) the outcome of the tripartite meeting in Geneva.

Ertugrul Hasipoglu, general secretary of the National Unity Party (UBP), said that he does not believe that there will be any result, recalling that the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the same things during the New York summit. Hasipoglu added that this time Ban called the leaders for a new meeting in October.

Noting the importance of the interests of the international forces in the Cyprus settlement, Hasipoglu said that the political will of the two communities living in Cyprus is not so valid and added that there will not be a solution if these international forces are not been forced to.

Mehmet Cakici, leader of the Social Democracy Party (TDP), said that the two sides in the tripartite meeting in Geneva agreed that there is nothing new, adding that it seems there is no rapprochement between the two sides.

Ozkan Yorgancioglu, leader of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP), said that the Turkish Cypriot side is ready to talk the territory issue, without a map. He added that this showed that a door was found to overcome the deadlock points.

Yorgancioglu said that although a date has not been determined yet, an international conference by the end of this year is expected, showing that the UN gives importance to the matter. He concluded saying that as CTP, they will continue to exert the necessary effort to help for the solution of the problem.

Ramazan Ozcelik, deputy leader of the Freedom and Reform Party (ORP), said that a timetable was expected, adding that ORP is against to open-ended negotiations that will continue for another 30 years. He also said that ORP supports an international conference, however, this conference should be convened prior to the Cyprus EU presidency.

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