Özgürgün: “The Greek Cypriot side is not ready for a solution”

President Mustafa Akıncı met with Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün and Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Serdar Denktaş yesterday, as part of a series of working meetings ahead of his official visit to New York.

In a statement following the meeting, Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün said that he informed President Akıncı about his views and priorities ahead of the President’s upcoming visit.

Özgürgün stated that they will closely follow the developments that emerge following Akıncı’s New York meetings.

Noting that Motherland Turkey had provided extensive support and encouragement to reach a settlement within the framework of the UN parameters, with clear determination and good intentions Özgürgün added that the Greek Cypriot side, had, however, “made clear that they are not ready for a solution.”