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President Mustafa Akıncı stated that the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) should take steps towards lifting the conditions which limit the Turkish Cypriot side’s interaction with the world.

 Speaking at the 13th Islamic Summit Conference of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Akıncı underlined the importance of solidarity in the region. Akıncı also added that as the Turkish Cypriot side, they wish to reach a solution in the island in 2016 and a solution to be reached will bring peace and stability to the region.

 President Akıncı also said that as the two leaders are from the same generation, they are working to reach a solution which will be accepted by the two sides mutually and they are aware of the fact that this is the last effort for unification of the island.

In his speech, President Akıncı stressed that while the region and the Islamic world are experiencing very difficult times due to terrorism, denominational differences, armed conflict, and loss of lives, it is very important to come together within the framework of the 13th Islamic Summit Conference with the theme of “Unity and solidarity for justice and peace”.

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