Turkey: No similarities in Cyprus . Guterres: I won’t give up

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced on Thursday that there is no common ground for talks with Cyprus.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres admitted during a brief press conference that die Positions of the Greek and Turkish Cypriots are too far apart to enter formal negotiations in what is seen as a failure of the informal talks, die in Geneva ended.

“I do not give up”

“The truth is, after our efforts, we haven’t found enough common ground to die Resumption of formal negotiations on die To enable a solution to the Cyprus problem, “he said, but added:” I will not give up. “

Mevlüt Çavuşolu had on Wednesday with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, about die Crisis talked about on the island of Cyprus. In a tweet on Twitter, he said that die solution in Cyprus must be based on international justice and equality between the two sides of the island, stressing that die Ensuring stability and peace in the entire region just through die Cooperation between two countries on the island is possible.

He also said that the principle of a “two-state solution” on the island of Cyprus die I enjoy the full support of Turkey and added: “We fully support it die Vision of the Turkish Cypriot side, die based on equal sovereignty. “

Informal conversations

On Tuesday, UN Secretary General António Guterres held informal talks with Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades and the leader of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Arsin Tatar, in Geneva to create a common ground for die To find a solution to the decades-long conflict.

Greek and Turkish Cypriots will meet Tuesday through Thursday in Geneva to “informal talks” over die Future of the island meet under the auspices of the United Nations.

Cyprus has been divided since die Turkish army in 1974 in response to an attempted coup to annex the island to Greece in their northern third invaded.

Entered in 2004 die Republic of Cyprus joins the European Union, whose profits are limited to the southern part of the island, inhabited by Greek Cypriots and ruled by an authority, die die only one is die recognized by the United Nations. In the north only recognizes Ankara die “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”.

Four years after their last failure to find a solution, meet die Greek and Turkish Cypriots again, but with no great hopes of an agreement on die Reunification of the Mediterranean island.

Permanent solution

The spokesman said that the United Nations Secretary-General, who had already participated in the talks on Cyprus, would first “like to know if there is a common ground on which to die it enables the two parties to negotiate in order to find a permanent solution to the Cyprus problem in Find Cyprus. ” die foreseeable future. “

All previous attempts die Reuniting the island failed in the face of a regional rivalry between Greece and Turkey.

The United Nations has been in place since 1964 due to violence between the two sides in Cyprus present and have after ten years die Monitoring of the buffer zone taken over after the division.

Under their auspices took place in July 2017 die final negotiations in Switzerland on the principle of the reunification of the island in In the form of a federal state.

It stumbled upon two problems in particular, namely the withdrawal of tens of thousands of Turkish soldiers from the north of the island and die Maintaining the right to intervene for die Turkey.

After the failure of the negotiations in 2017, several factors were added to the traditional points of contention: security guarantees, political justice and changes in land and property rights for die Displaced persons.

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