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Speaking at an event yesterday President Mustafa Akıncı said that they are trying to leave a peaceful future to the next generation during the ongoing negotiations in order to find a settlement to the Cyprus problem. Akıncı also said that the basic principles of a settlement in Cyprus will be based on multiculturalism.

Akıncı, “There is a basic principle that the content of the settlement is based on. This principle is the multiculturalism. We will build a democratic and modern country on this island. One of the basic principles of this country will be multiculturalism.”

Stating that in the case of a settlement, constituent states will be based on political equality and pluralism, Akıncı said, “The state will not have a religion itself. This state will be a secular state. States do not have a religion.”

Akıncı also indicated that whatever their religion is, all citizens are equal and subject to equal treatment by the state in the TRNC.

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