Minister of Transport Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu expressed his thoughts related to the negotiation process and said that the process is not transparent and he emphasized that there is a false conception which excites the Greek Cypriot side as “Turkish Cypriot side is ready to give everything” Minister Ertuğruloğlu also expressed that there are some disturbing developments on the property issue.
Stating that he is also disturbed by the property issue like every TRNC citizen, Ertuğruloğlu said that they have been informed that some Greek Cypriots are coming with their title deeds and claiming their individual property rights and some Turkish Cypriots are being disturbed by this situation.
Minister Ertuğruloğlu said: “No one has the right to disturb our people. Besides, within the context of the Cyprus problem, no one has such a right to force our people to leave their homes and to immigrate once again.”
Minister Ertuğruloğlu stressed that the European Court of Human Rights has taken a decision regarding the property issue stating that : “People who have been living in these houses for 41 years have the right of priority”, adding that negotiators should be asked whether they have discussed that issue at the negotiation table or not.