TRNC HEADLINES - Our Main Aim is Reaching A Solution - Eroglu

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Lefkosa (Monitoring) Stating that there are two people in Cyprus who try to reach a solution in Cyprus, President Dervis Eroğlu said that solution to be reached in Cyprus should be permanent and viable. President Eroğlu indicated that Turkish Cypriot people should adopt such a solution.
‘Our main aim is to reach a solution by taking into consideration the realities of the island and not ignoring what we lived in the past’ the President added.
President Eroğlu also pointed to the fact that a solution in Cyprus does not only depend on the Turkish Cypriot side.
Speaking during the reception of Cyprus Turkish Journalists Union, President Derviş Eroğlu said ‘‘our main aim is to reach a solution by taking into consideration the realities of the island and not ignoring what we lived in the past. Is this possible? This does not only depend on the Turkish Cypriot side’.

NAMİ: “WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE”

Foreign Minister Özdil Nami spoke to ‘Kıbrıs Postası’ regarding the approval of the draft law which would pave the way for the Turkish Cypriots who have Republic of Cyprus identity card, to be recorded in the electorate list in the South Cyprus at the European Parliament elections.
Stating that the TRNC government would not discriminate between her citizens those who have Republic of Cyprus passport and do not, Foreign Affairs Minister Özdil Nami said that the decision made by the Greek Cypriots is aimed to pull the wool over some MPs eyes within the European Union.
Nami said that it was impossible to put ballot boxes on the TRNC territories where the European Union Acquis was suspended and added that putting the ballot boxes in the South Cyprus was also completely contrary to democratic principles since one of the requirements of democracy was to bring the ballot box next to voters.
The draft law which would give the right to vote for the Republic of Cyprus citizens holding an identity card only for EP elections will become valid after being approved in the House of Representatives. The obligation of living in the South which was a requirement for the Turkish Cypriots for voting in the European Parliament elections has been lifted by this draft law.

24 Jan 2014