Breaking news: Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu announced that the Greek Ambassador was called to the ministry by the Greek newspaper regarding the low headline
Breaking news… Here are the highlights from Minister Çavuşoğlu’s statements:
The Greek newspaper made a despicable headline. We called the Greek Ambassador to the ministry. There is an election in Cyprus. The will of the Turkish Cypriot people will be reflected in the ballot box. On the other hand Cyprus negotiations, but it has to be brought into a selection of material and evaluation of each statement made by Turkey in this direction, we do not find correct. The steps we have taken regarding Cyprus are obvious. We have supported the efforts since we came to power for a permanent solution in Cyprus. We saw who wanted a solution and who didn’t. There were different efforts in the following period. A negotiation process has started and we strongly supported it. The negotiation in Geneva was short. We fought for 11 days but failed. We saw who wanted a solution and who didn’t. There were different efforts in the following period. A negotiation process has started and we strongly supported it. The negotiation in Geneva was short. The Greek side and Greece took a step back, there was a negative environment.
“WE WILL NOT NEGOTIATE FOR FEDERATION”
The Secretary General put forward some ideas and we supported them. Anastasiadis said that he could not find serious support for a 2-state solution, so a confederation could be healthier and shared his ideas with us. We have something that we clearly say, we have repeatedly said that we will no longer negotiate for a federation. It is not possible for us to start negotiations where Crans-Montana ends, we will not start such a negotiation again. That negotiation is over, it has failed. Our priority is options outside the federation. We can consider options such as two states or confederations. If the negotiations on the federation were to continue, we would not have to hold the 5 + 1 informal meeting.
“Our position is WHAT TO TURKEY”
We do not start a negotiation where we cannot get a result, we should enter a negotiation where we will get results. We know very confidently that if we negotiate for the Federation we will not come to a conclusion. The Greek side does not want to share with the Turkish side in any way and does not want to share political equality. “We do not even want to share our hospital with Turkish Cypriots,” said Anastasiadis. The Greek Cypriot community, who did not want to share anything with the Turkish side, did not take any steps regarding energy resources. So it makes no sense to embark on a new adventure that will fail. Our position is clear from the outset as Turkey.