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Cyprus Talks

Akinci seeking clarifications on issue of political equality

Mustafa Akinci

As President Nicos Anastasiades was meeting Sunday morning with UN envoy Jane Holl Lute, Mustafa Akinci was quoted as saying the Turkish Cypriot side, would like some clarifications about the issue of political equality.

CNA quoted the Turkish Cypriot leader as saying it would be helpful to “clean up the muddy waters”.  Then, he said it might be possible for the Turkish Cypriot side to accept a three-party, four-party or five-party conference.

This was in response to a proposal by Anastasiades for a tripartite meeting with the two leaders and with Lute.

The UN envoy is meeting both leaders separately on Sunday as she facilitates the Cypriot sides to come up with terms of reference for a resumption of Cyprus talks.

The Turkish Cypriot side, Akinci said, is not trying to avoid any meeting, agreement, or anything that would allow for peace and prosperity in Cyprus.
He also said that he did not intend to just meet Lute to create an impression about the negotiations that might be likely to mislead public opinion.

Akinci also referred to the importance of informing the public, as they would be the ones called upon to decide on their future.