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Raab-Tsavousoglou see Tatars in view of the five-party system

The foreign ministers of Turkey and Britain will meet in the occupied territories next week to discuss developments in the Cyprus issue with Ersin Tatar and his team. The visits of Mevlüt Çavuşoλουlu and Donμmik Raμπb will take place next week.

Ersin Tatar told Bayrak (a source close to the incident) that the Turkish Foreign Minister would visit the occupied territories next Tuesday, February 2, following a visit by British Foreign Secretary Dominique Raab on the 4th of the month.

Ersin Tatar also said that they could not start federation talks from the point where they had stopped in Crans Montana and that they would not accept such a thing. Noting that “many different sides” want an agreement in Cyprus, Tatar said that “what we are longing for, of course, is an agreement on stability and a more secure future.” “For this agreement we will go to the talks,” he said, arguing that this agreement goes through the recognition of the “sovereignty and state” of the Turkish Cypriots.

Tatar noted that the Turkish Cypriot delegation will include negotiator Ergun Olgun and an experienced team, adding that the date and place of the conference have not yet been finalized.

Referring to a teleconference he had with the UN Secretary-General on Monday, Tatar said he had conveyed to Antonio Guterres the positions of the Turkish Cypriot side and recalled that he had personally experienced the process himself four years ago in Crans Montana. Add the following:

“[…] We explained our position to them as well. And the Secretary-General said 'it is my duty to direct this matter in the direction set by the UN Security Council' and listened to us. […] »

Reiterating the views of the Turkish side regarding the Annan Plan and the process that followed, Tatar said that he raised the issue of the so-called isolation of the Turkish Cypriots and the lifting of the “embargo” and that Antonio Guterres told him that Turkish Cypriots are right about the Annan Plan.

Reiterating that he would argue in the informal five-party format that there could be a two-state solution on the basis of sovereign equality, Tatar said that together with Turkey they would have the opportunity to explain these “in the strongest way” and He added: “We have said many times that we will definitely not start a federation debate from where we left off in Crans Montana, that we will not accept that. They respect that too. What we say is clear. No one can force you to a forced solution. We stressed that we are definitely opposed to a solution that will be imposed. “

Asked if the venue and date for the informal conference had been clarified, Tatar said that when asked by the UN Secretary-General about the matter, he replied that depending on the course of the pandemic and the availability and parties to the conference, it is scheduled to take place in late February or early March. He said that the Turkish side had first proposed London, but due to the pandemic, the choice of New York arose, but the UN Secretary General did not mention Greentree, which was presented by the Greek Cypriot press as the place where the meeting will take place.

Regarding Dominique Raab's visit and London's stance on the Cyprus issue, Ersin Tatar said that Britain has “entered into great detail” in the case and is working to reach an agreement. “But of course we clearly told them our position. “This time it will be different, it will not be the same as before,” we told them. I think they understood very well the issue, our position “.

Source: www.philenews.com

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