President Mustafa Akıncı emphasized that Turkish Cypriot people demand freedom, equality and security.
Stating that Turkish Cypriot people consider their security under the guarantee of Turkey, Akıncı said: “Statements such as ‘we shall be an EU member therefore there is no need for another security’ are not satisfactory.”
Underlining that the sides shouldn’t try to convince each other on the security issue, Akıncı stated that in case of a solution, Turkey’s guarantee should not be perceived as a threat by the Greek Cypriot side.
Moreover Akıncı pointed out that the cooperation regarding the natural resources and transporting Israel’s electricity to the EU via Turkey and using the water supplied from Turkey in the whole island can cause new perceptions and paradigms on the security issue in the future.
Speaking at an activity, Akıncı stated that the water, electricity and natural gas supplied from Turkey can transform the conflict in the region into cooperation.
President Akıncı also stated that the important concepts such as freedom, equality and security in the people’s life cannot be replaced with anything, adding that Turkish Cypriot people demand individual and social equality.