EU welcomes the result of the election and demands the resumption of the Cyprus negotiations

The European Commission welcomes the result of the presidential election which was held in the TRNC. Giving an interview to Anadolu Agency, the Speaker of EU Commission Natasha Bertaud said “The commission welcomes the election result”.
Bertaud added “Hopefully, newly elected TRNC President Mustafa Akinci and Greek Cypriot leader will restart the negotiations as soon as possible in order to find a just and viable comprehensive solution to the long-lasting Cyprus problem”.
At the presidential election held on 26 April, Mustafa Akinci received 60,4% of the votes and became the new president, on the other hand the former President Dr. Derviş Eroğlu received  the 39,6% of the votes.
The comprehensive solution negotiations which have been continuing since 2008 discontinuously were halted in October when Greek Cypriot side left the negotiating table on the pretext that Turkey sent a vessel to the region where Greek Cypriot side makes unilateral drilling studies.