Yorgancıoğlu: “A new opportunity for peace in the island”

Prime Minister Özkan Yorgancıoğlu stated that expiration of Navtex is a new opportunity for reaching peace in the island.

Yorgancıoğlu said “This opportunity should be used very well for the resumption of negotiations and to proceed in Cyprus negotiations. I hope Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades will use this opportunity in a good way and negotiations resume”.

In his statement to AA reporter regarding Cyprus negotiation process, Prime Minister Yorgancıoğlu said that as the Turkish Cypriot side, they have desire for the solution of Cyprus problem and consider that negotiations should start as soon as possible.

Furthermore, adding that it is not possible to reach a solution by not discussing and disregarding the problems, Yorgancıoğlu indicated that Cyprus problem can be solved after about half a century on the base of a permanent peace supported by the International Community.

Yorgancıoğlu stressed that Turkish Cypriots have equal rights on natural resources explored in the Mediterranean.