Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu expressed that an open-ended negotiation process is not healthy. Ertuğruloğlu received the Undersecretary of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Turkey Feridun Sinirlioğlu and his accompanying delegation yesterday. Turkish Ambassador to Lefkoşa Derya Kanbay also accompanied Sinirlioğlu and his delegation. Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Erhan Erçin was also present at the meeting.
In his speech, Minister Ertuğruloğlu said that consultation of the Motherland Turkey with the TRNC to defend our national case is natural in the continuing negotiation process. Adding that the negotiation process in Cyprus has been continuing for about 50 years, Ertuğruloğlu said that Turkish Cypriots do not deserve to be exposed to the current treatment. Ertuğruloğlu also expressed that he believes that an open-ended negotiation process is not a healthy approach.
Furthermore, in his speech, Sinirlioğlu said that it is their common responsibility to determine about the current stage of the negotiations. Indicating that he paid a visit to the TRNC to discuss the negotiation process and also to congratulate the new government, Sinirlioğlu expressed his satisfaction for being in the TRNC.