Cyprus Mail
Cyprus Cyprus Talks

Davutoglu wants to give ‘citizenship’ to another 26,500 settlers

Ahmet Davutoglu (left) with Mustafa Akinci this week

During his visit to the island on Tuesday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu asked the Turkish Cypriot side to grant Turkish Cypriot ‘citizenship’ to another 26,500 settlers from Turkey, media in the north reported on Friday.

Afrika newspaper said Davutoglu argued that these persons were being “unjustly treated”. It reported that Akinci rejected the demand saying that new ‘citizenships’ would destroy the negotiating process aimed at finding a solution to the Cyprus problem.

“During a period when 10,000 persons are waiting for their turn to become citizens, Davutoglu’s asking for more was the last straw,” Afrika said.

Meanwhile, citing sources close to President Nicos Anastasiades, the paper reported that the two sides had agreed that the population in the north after a solution should be 220,000.



Related posts

Girl missing since November 26

Staff Reporter

Supreme court chides police over spy-van arrest warrant

George Psyllides

Four new supreme court judges sworn in

Jean Christou

Creation of police domestic abuse unit ‘an important step’

Gina Agapiou

Pandemic has highlighted need to clarify status of actors and artists

Jean Christou

Migrant boat spotted off Cape Greco

Staff Reporter

76 comments

Comments are closed.