Özersay speaks to BRT

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay said that instead of insisting on a solution model based on sharing, models based on cooperation can be developed.

Attending the News Program on BRT last night (4th December), Özersay answered the questions of journalist Levent Kutay.

Mentioning the relations between the TRNC and the Greek Cypriot Administration, Özersay said that it is possible for both sides to conduct joint works and this means ‘cooperation’. Indicating that both sides cooperate on many social and humanitarian issues, Özersay said that despite the sine qua non issues, some other alternative methods can also be found by disregarding name, designation and title.

As an answer to a question ‘Do you support a federation or confederation? Özersay said that if a discussion starts on the formula of a solution, the process will get into a dilemma. During the 50 years negotiation process, a federal solution based on a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation was negotiated but the sides always declared different views. Furthermore, Özersay added that ‘content’ is important and developing cooperation and building confidence step by step is the basis.