Speaking on a television program, Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu stated that if the United Nations demonstrates its impartiality in Cyprus and accepts that the Turkish Cypriot people are equal with Greek Cypriot side, then there will be an opportunity for a settlement in Cyprus again.
Ertuğruloğlu said, “The UN has to correct its mistake in Cyprus. The UN should reassess and review all its activities in Cyprus”.
The Foreign Minister emphasized that the Turkish Cypriot side should not be deceived by the Greek Cypriot side and make the same mistakes in this new process as they did during discussions for the Annan Plan.
Emphasising that the will for partnership with the Turkish Cypriot people is not in the mentality of the Greek Cypriot side, Ertuğruloğlu said that the Greek Cypriots are now under pressure. He explained that they are willing to continue negotiations where they left off, because they are afraid that the TRNC is on the path to recognition or will take other options on the table.