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A. Neophytou: We need to give the Turkish Cypriots political equality, in order to get what we want

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A. Neophytou: We need to give the Turkish Cypriots political equality, in order to get what we want

I want to get rid of the Turkish occupation, the occupation troops, the cursed conditions of guarantees of the '60s, to get lands back, Morfos, Varosia and other areas, I want a fair settlement of the property, said today the President of DISY, Averof Neophytou , adding that “in order to get all this, I need to give the Turkish Cypriots political equality”.

The President of DISY addressed an invitation to the leadership of AKEL “to meet soon, to talk about the future of the place, because a national priority is to join forces to get rid of the Turkish occupation.”

Mr. Neophytou, who today had meetings with the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom in Cyprus, Steven Lilly, and the Ambassador of the Netherlands, Elke Merks – Schaapveld, pointed out in his statements that “we welcome the interest of the international factor. We welcome the fact that countries – permanent members of the Security Council – are interested in the Cyprus issue. This is very positive because without the international interest the Cyprus issue can never be resolved “.

He also said, according to an announcement by DISY, that “we are positive, very positive, to find a solution to the Cyprus problem as soon as possible. The problem is that time passes and it takes years and other decades for the resolution of the Cyprus problem “. “After 47 years of deadlocks, listening to voices that worry bass and the Cyprus issue being resolved as soon as possible, they do not find me in agreement,” he said.

Mr. Neophytou said that he wants to hear what we want on any issue and how we can achieve it. “I have been tired of politics for decades on all issues, from the Cyprus issue to the economy, to internal issues, to listen from morning to night what we do not want. “It is not a solution to the problem of repeating what we do not want every day ,” he said.

He added that “no problem is solved by always rejecting any ideas or opinions in trying to solve a problem. And for this issue, I know as President of the Democratic Alarm and as an Alarm, what I want for the Cyprus issue “.

“I want to get rid of the Turkish occupation. I want to get rid of the occupying troops. I want to get rid of the cursed guarantee conditions of the '60s. I want to get lands back, Morphou, Varosia and other areas. I want a fair settlement of the property “ , said Mr. Neophytou, adding that ” in order to get all this, I need to give the Turkish Cypriots the political equality “.

The President of DISY stated that he understood and supported the effort of the President of the Republic to break the impasse, with the decentralized Federation. “It has been said and I do not disagree that many powers in the central government make the state dysfunctional. That is why the right and wise position for a decentralized Federation was heard “, he said.

He added that what he can not accept is “on the one hand when there are many powers in the central government, to say and reject that this will be a non-functional formation and when we go to discuss a decentralized Federation again to reject it because it has federal so-called evidence “.

“At last we have to decide what we want in this place. “Otherwise, deadlocks will remain and national problems will multiply,” he said.

Mr. Neophytou said that he wants to send an invitation and appeal to the leadership of AKEL “to meet soon, to talk about the future of the place, because a national priority is to join forces to get rid of the Turkish occupation.”

“This is the biggest problem the place is facing. “I am open for meetings with all political leaders who share the same worries and concerns, so that we can finally see our country reunited in the agreed framework for resolving the Cyprus problem,” he concluded.

Source: 24h.com.cy

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