President Eroğlu said that most probably in the first weeks of April, returning to negotiation table can be announced.
Eroğlu received UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide yesterday. After the meeting Eide and Eroğlu made statements to press together.
In his statement Eroğlu said that according to Eide, Greek leader Nikos Anastasiades intends to return to the table; and himself is already at the table waiting for his collocutor.
In his speech UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide stated that the hydrocarbon crises is being resolved and he thinks that the negotiations will start again in a short period of time like several weeks.
Stating that he also met with Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades, Eide said that himself and also the leaders have a joint feeling that the hydrocarbon crisis is being resolved, the conditions will be shaped again in a short period of time and then they can announce resumption of negotiations.
Eide said “Spring will be more promising than autumn. We can obtain optimism from good air and spring”.
Recording that the negotiations will not only restart but the talks will be performed faster than its planned, Eide said “I want to emphasize again, this needs to be confırmed and declared. However I feel that both sides have the desire to make this possible. This will happen in few weeks not in few months.”
On a question about how to overcome the hydrocarbon crises, Eide reminded that, the duration of Navtex which was published in response to some activities by Turkish Cypriot side will end on 6th of April, and stated that there is an overall picture that resumption of negotiations within a few weeks is possible.