North Cyprus – TRNC News Today – 16.5.2016


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Akıncı: “We should recognize the common interest that will be brought by peace and settlement in Cyprus”

Pointing out that “the common interest of peace and settlement in Cyprus should be recognized by focusing on the big picture,” President Akıncı said, “Therefore, as leaders we have to look after our own people’s legitimate rights and interests, at the same time we should consider other society’s sensitivities as well.

Akinci - common interest

Speaking at the Global Leadership Forum, President Akıncı stated that the main theme of the forum is “Global Development and Polarization: Contemporary Quest for Renewal” is a brief summary of the situation that they are in.

Stating that he has been continuing the negotiations with Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades since 15 May 2015,  Akıncı said, “Negotiations were different in the past. The parties continuously repeated their positions and accused each other. But now, we are trying to understand each other instead of accusation. New perspectives can be created and solutions can be found in this way. Our greatest wish is to use the next coming months efficiently and to build a new future which both communities deserve.  We will set an important example for the region and for the world if we can achieve this.”…… 

DISI is the first party

Greek Cypriot Daily Politis reported that according to the poll conducted by the Greek Cypriot Radio and Television Corporation (RIK), Greek Cypriot political party DISI is the first party with a rate of 24.5%. Politis also reported that AKEL is the second party with a rate of 20%, and it increased its voting rate compared to the previous poll of RIK.

DISI 1st party

Furthermore, it was reported that DIKO is the third party with a rate of 9%, EDEK and Solidarity Movement and Citizens Alliance have 3.5% voting rate, Environmentalists follows with the rate of 3% and ELAM with the rate of 1.5%.

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