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The Republican Turkish Party (CTP) and Communal Democracy Party (TDP) attended the meeting of Socialist International.

In his speech at the meeting, TDP Leader Cemal Özyiğit evaluated the Cyprus negotiation process and the regional problems. Stressing the importance of the Cyprus negotiations between the two leaders, Özyiğit said that as TDP, they have always supported a federal solution based on bi-zonality, bi-communality and political equality. Furthermore, Özyiğit stressed that confidence building measures will play an important role in reaching an agreement in Cyprus.

Furthermore, in his speech, CTP Central Executive Board Member and Foreign Relations Secretary Muhittin Tolga Özsağlam said that a permanent solution to be reached in Cyprus will bring peace and stability to the whole Mediterranean.

Özsağlam attended the meeting of Socialist International at Angola’s capital Luanda as the representative of CTP.

Making a speech at the meeting, Özsağlam said that there are many problems in the world at the moment adding that ethnic conflicts, wars, terrorism and injustice in distribution of income are just a few of these problems.

Özsağlam also underlined that the Cyprus problem is one of these issues, expressing that both Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots experienced deep sadness in the past. Reminding that the negotiations have been continuing between the two leaders in Cyprus currently, Özsağlam said that as CTP, they support a bi-zonal, bi-communal federal solution in Cyprus. Indicating that in spite of this, the process is proceeding slowly, Özsağlam pointed out that confidence building measures have not been implemented yet.

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