In his speech at the meeting of the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly (MEDITERRANEAN-PA) regarding the issue of “Relationship Between Population Movements and Security”, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlűt Çavuşoğlu pointed out that a solution which is not based on the political equality of the two sides in Cyprus will not be permanent, and added that the previous efforts did not bring a solution and that Turkey had informal meetings with the TRNC, the Greek Cypriot side, Greece and the UK on the issue of what should be negotiated.
“On the other hand, the issue of sharing natural resources around the Mediterranean is one of the most important issues today. We do not see the natural resources around Cyprus and the Mediterranean as separating elements to each other. On the contrary, Turkey wants to strengthen the prosperity and stability of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean by sharing together.
There is only one thing we want from the Greek Cypriot side, Greece and the EU, which is to guarantee the rights of the Turkish Cypriots that everyone accepts.
Do we want a lot of things? It is so simple. When we learn to share by adhering to the law rules, then political solution will follow and we will not have a problem on the issue of sharing of wealth. Of course, we will continue our efforts on this issue. We also care about the role of the parliamentarians beside us” Çavuşoğlu stressed.