Stressing that no one can underestimate the Cyprus issue, Prime Minister Ersin Tatar stated that the recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean revealed this once again.
Tatar said that Turkey has taken the necessary steps to protect both their own interests and the interests of the Turkish Cypriot people.
According to the information of the Prime Ministry Directorate of Press and Public Relations, in his speech during a meeting, Tatar said that they were opposed to resuming the negotiation process on the same basis from the point left in Crans Montana, after September.
Stating that there would be no such thing as turning back after half a century, Tatar said: “What we have to do is to develop the TRNC together with the people who are nationalist, support the nation and have the right ideology.”
Indicating that the Greek Cypriots have a view that they will find the riches around the island themselves and if there will be a solution one day, maybe they can give something to the Turkish Cypriots, Tatar said that it is not possible to say yes to such a concept, because we have to be included in this work.
We shared these proposals with President Akıncı and also consulted with Turkey and these proposals were presented at the end of the day. What was the answer from Anastasiades? They cooked the old rice again and put it in front of us. So it was obvious that he would refuse, and he refused.”
Mentioning that Turkey sent the Yavuz vessel after the Fatih vessel and the activities in the region continued, Tatar said: “We will protect our lawful rights in the best way”.