Target is to hold a referendum at the end of the year

Turkish Cypriot Negotiator Ergün Olgun and the accompanying delegation met with UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide in the buffer-zone. Following the meeting, Turkish Cypriot Negotiator made a statement to Turkish Cypriot daily KIBRIS and noted that Turkish Cypriot side programmed the negotiations by targeting to conduct a referendum at the end of year 2015.Stating that a solution is a matter of urgency for the reason of the situation in the island, Ergün Olgun added that this is also valid for the Greek Cypriot side and the target determined should be achieved together.

Ergün Olgun stated that they, as the Turkish Cypriot side, agree with the statement of Special Advisor Eide that the year 2015 will be a critical year and said that they are likeminded with the statement of Special Advisor as the sides should not overcome by languor. Olgun underlined that the call of Eide to both sides for avoiding from the unilateral attitudes is in good taste.