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Following the Leaders’ meeting held at the buffer zone yesterday, President Akinci made statements to the press.

Akıncı said that there was an agreement on categories of affected properties issue however he added that they did not discuss the criteria at yesterday’s meeting and the negotiators have not worked on this issue yet and works of both sides have been continuing on the issue.

Pointing to the reports in the Greek Cypriot press recently that there was agreement on the property criteria, Akinci said that these reports were misleading. He said that there was agreement on categories not on criteria. Akıncı also stressed that not every news item published in the Greek Cypriot press should be taken as being true.

Furthermore, answering a question regarding the checkpoints at Derinya and Aplic, Akinci said that the work from now on belonged to the technical committees.

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