Strong support from France

France’s Ambassador to Nicosia Jean Luc Florent stated that the Turkish Cypriots have gone to a political change at a level of leadership, and noted that the rate of votes received by both President Mustafa Akıncı and Kudret Özersay points to the need for change in the society.

Jean Luc Florent expressed that by changing their leader, Turkish Cypriots proved their desire for a solution to Cyprus Problem.

Furthermore, Florent added that Turkish Cypriots challenged status quo for the second time and put forward a stable will in the direction of a solution in Cyprus.