Akıncı: “Greeks are not our enemy, they are our partners”

President Mustafa Akıncı stated that there will be a difficult negotiation process ahead and said: “Our approach should not be to perceive those who sit in front of us as enemy. Seeing those who sit in front of us as our “future partner” is our perspective and this is highly important”

Akıncı said: “The most important necessities are existing together without marginalizing the others in the island, sharing together the blessings of the island, establishing nicer and brighter future for the next generations.”

President Akıncı stated that he started the negotiations with the Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiadis officially and added: “All our effort is for achieving a happy future for young generations in the island. Our generation and previous generations shared pain, blood, tears and sufferings in the island, we hope the next generation shares peace, blessings and beauties of the island. I believe that the future will be much better with this understanding.”