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Akıncı: “Effective participation in the decision-making process is essential – it is impossible to make a decision with a simple majority”
The intensified Cyprus negotiations, which aim to find a solution to the Cyprus problem, continued yesterday after a six day break with a meeting between President Mustafa Akıncı and the Greek Cypriot Leader Nikos Anastasiades.
Akıncı made a statement to the press at the Presidency following the Leaders’ 8th meeting in October.
Akıncı stated that both parties expressed their point of view on the five issues being negotiated. Neither side could work more intensively to reach the 2016 deadline, he added.
Akıncı also explained how to participate effectively in the decision-making process of any federal structure on Cyprus and how important this is. Membership of a certain committee or board of directors is not what it means to represent the Turkish Cypriot people.
It is impossible to make decisions with a simple majority in a unitary state, Akıncı noted, adding that Turkish Cypriot side is very sensitive about this issue.
Akıncı will meet with the Anastasiades in mid-November in Geneva; details of this meeting will be announced over the next few days.
The Leaders will meet again tomorrow and on 31 October 2016 as part of their efforts to find a solution in 2016.
Yesterday, Akıncı also received the Austrian and German Ambassadors to South Cyprus, Nikolai Von-Schoepff and Karl Mueller….. Continue reading