Experts who are evaluating the ongoing negotiations process in Cyprus stated that political will being in favor of a solution in both sides on the island and the acceleration in the relations between the European Union and Turkey are effective in creating a positive atmosphere.
Istanbul Culture University Lecturer Prof. Dr. Mensur Akgün stated that the harmony between President Mustafa Akıncı and the Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades is extremely good. Stating that both leaders have been the supporters of the solution in the past, Akgün said: “If this problem cannot be solved in such an atmosphere, it can never be solved. It is not possible to postpone it anymore.”
Underlining that the two leaders understand each other very well and continue the peace process sincerely, Akgün pointed out that they have serious problems between the parties. He also emphasized that sacrifice of not only both sides but also third parties would be necessary regarding the property issue.