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The leaders met in the building allocated for negotiations in the buffer zone yesterday.

President Mustafa Akıncı and the Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades strongly condemned the events that targeted the Turkish Cypriots on 16 November 2015 and indicated that they would not allow such incidents to prevent the ongoing negotiations. The leaders’ joint statements published by the UN Secretary-General’s Good Offices Mission on Cyprus indicated that the shameful incidents that occurred on 16 November 2015 which targeted the Turkish Cypriots were condemned in the strongest terms. The leaders stand together against racism and hatred, whatever the source. They jointly affirmed that such acts of misdemeanour will be thoroughly investigated and will not go unpunished.

Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades indicated that any damage incurred during these incidents will be remedied and President Akıncı expressed his satisfaction with this statement.

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