It was stated that UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon related to the Greek Cypriot Administration’s prospect for oil and natural gas in the Eastern Mediterranean . In his letter, Talat evaluated the claims of the Greek Cypriot leader Dimitris Christofias related to the issue. sent a letter to the
President Talat pointed out that before a solution, unilateral activities of the Greek Cypriot Administration in the Eastern Mediterranean disturbs the basic rights and benefits of the Turkish Cypriots who have equal rights in the island.
Moreover, Talat added that during comprehensive negotiations, continue provocation and this was part of their initiative to ‘solve the problem outside the negotiation table and slander Turkey ’.
TALAT: “WE MOVE SLOWLY BECAUSE WE STARTED FROM SCRATCH”
In an interview to the TAK News Agency, President domestic issues. made important statements on both the Cyprus Problem and
He stressed that the negotiations process, which compromised of a total of 11 meetings so far was moving forward too slowly.
Responding to a question as to why so little had been achieved over the last three months, the President said “we are moving too slowly because we started the talks without a basis. When the Greek Cypriot Side rejected the Annan Plan as a basis for the talks, apart from the general framework, we had to start from scratch”.
Emphasizing that although the process moves slowly, there is improvement in the process; Talat stated that the international powers will compose the main impulsive power in the negotiation process. Talat said “the international powers should step in for the final solution.”
Responding to the question as to whether Christofias he knew was different from the Christofias on the negotiating table, Talat said “He’s different from what I expected. He has disappointed me from time to time.”
Talat also reiterated that existence of two peoples in Cyprus was an indisputable fact.