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Mentioning that South Cyprus is entering the election process while the negotiations are continuing in order to solve the Cyprus problem, Presidential Spokesperson Barış Burcu said, “Our hope is to be responsible in this process and to avoid distortions and statements which can damage the settlement process.”

Burcu stated that President Mustafa Akıncı’s position is the same as announced to the public during the election period; not to reject the existing agreement, on the contrary, to move on.

In this regard, mentioning that the February 11, 2014 agreement is an important document, Burcu said that negotiations are continuing in this context.

Burcu stated that significant progress has been achieved on administration and power sharing, economy, EU and property chapters.

Indicating that the issue of how the new state will emerge is a fruitless discussion which has been continuing for many years, Burcu said, “Since the two sides do not recognize each other and the confederation of the two separate sovereign states is not being negotiated, it is natural that we will create a United Federal Cyprus which consists of two constituent states. The February 11, 2014 agreement is also very clearly within this framework.”

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