In his statement at the 6th. World Energy Forum, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan emphasized that it is not possible to make any concessions on the policy regarding the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the island’s energy resources. Erdoğan also expressed on every occasion “Natural resources to be explored around Cyprus belong to all inhabitants of the island. Turkey is the key country for using resources and for transportation of these resources to international markets.”
Furthermore, Erdoğan pointed out that energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean will play an important role in the energy map of Turkey, as well as Turkey’s energy diplomacy. Erdoğan said “We will be very pleased if an agreement is reached between the sides as in Iraq. Turkey’s will towards a solution in Cyprus will continue”.