Cyprus Talks: Akinci won’t make move on Cyprus problem until he's re-elected

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci has said he will not take a step on the Cyprus problem unless he is reelected.

Akinci made the remark during an interview with Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris. According to Akinci no developments are expected on the Cyprus problem for the moment, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Akinci was replying to a question on the lawsuit filed by Rebirth Party (YDP) against the ‘parliament’ decision on postponing the elections for the new Turkish Cypriot leader to October, thereby prolonging Akinci’s service. The party argued that Akinci must not make any move during this period on the Cyprus problem.

The elections were supposed to take place in April but were postponed for six months to October due to the pandemic.

What development can be expected for Cyprus during this period, as the whole world is struggling with the virus epidemic? Akinci asked.

Akinci said if re-elected, he would work with all his strength to solve the Cyprus problem “because I believe that what we have experienced once again in both communities demonstrates the necessity of a solution.”

He added that it has been more than half a century since the talks started but the effort continues, also pointing out, however, that the longer time passes without a solution, partition is being solidified.

Akinci expressed confidence that the opportunity for a solution would reappear with the efforts of both sides and with the contribution of the UN Secretary-General.

If both communities support and work honestly for a federal structure based on the political equality of the two constituent states, European and bi-zonal, we will be able to move forward to a new life of equality, freedom and security, he said.
If not, unfortunately in the not too distant future, we will witness the permanent division of this beautiful island.

Procedures for the talks are expected to resume after elections in October.

Sourced from Cyprus Mail

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