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TRNC President Dr. Derviş Eroğlu stated that they are pleased for the resumption of the negotiation process halted 6 months ago due to the withdrawal of Greek Cypriot side from the negotiating table.
In the written statement he made the President stated the following:
“We, as the Turkish Cypriot side, are pleased that the negotiations will resume. Essentially we have been saying since that day that we are still on the negotiating table and ready to continue negotiations without pre-conditions. We understand from the statement made by Eide concerning the issue that Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiadis come to this point at the end. We evaluate the statement of Eide within the main framework and welcome positively. We, as the Turkish Cypriot side, are determined to do our best in order to reach a solution rapidly. In the consideration of the lessons to be taken from the crisis arisen because of the hydrocarbons, we want to emphasize once again that unilateral attitudes for the sake of the negotiations should be avoided. We, as the Turkish Cypriot side, on one hand, will make efforts for the success of the negotiations and on the other hand will continue to defend the rights and interests of our people determinedly and confidingly”.

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