Foreign Minister Emine Çolak has expressed optimism regarding efforts to reach a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus Problem. “We are hopeful of achieving a positive result. If not in 2015, I foresee a settlement in 2016” she said.

Foreign Minister Çolak speaking in an interview to the Turkish Anatolian News Agency (AA) said that they intended to bring the negotiations to a point of everyone’s interests and pass these stages to complete the major work to be done.

Minister Çolak expressed that Cyprus issue has been described as a problem more than half a century and pointed out that Turkish Cypriots are removed from the international community and have been punished. “A generation was able to maintain their life in a deadlock.  We are tired of the uncertainty and the status problem. We have to solve it and that solution is closer now” she said.