In his statement following the meeting with the Greek Cypriot Leader Nikos Anastasiades, President Mustafa Akıncı stated that the natural gas is a future saving and unless acting wisely it may cause tensions. Akıncı also said: “It occurred in the past. We must be careful.”
Stating that the Greek Cypriots see natural gas as a sovereignty area of the Republic of Cyprus, Akıncı said that they think they can do whatever they want about it, but we didn’t agree with them. These resources are the common property and wealth of the two communities.
Stating that he conveyed his anxieties about this issue both to the UN and the Greek Cypriot leader, Akıncı ended his words by expressing that he did his best and Greek Cypriot side will receive the message correctly.