References to the Cyprus issue included the speech of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the UN members during the 76th General Assembly. In particular, President Erdogan stated that “a just, permanent and viable solution to the Cyprus problem is possible only with a realistic approach oriented towards a specific result.”
“While the leader of one of the two peoples that the UN accepts as equals may address you, it is not fair that the other leader may not be able to do so,” said President Erdogan, referring to Turkish leader Ersin Tatar. “The Turkish Cypriot people must also be heard,” said the Turkish President.
Referring to the informal tripartite meeting on September 27, Erdogan said “we support the new vision of a solution proposed by the Turkish Cypriot people.” In fact, he advised the international community from the podium of the General Assembly to evaluate the ideas of the Turkish Cypriots with an open mind and without prejudices.
He insisted on his proposal to organize a conference for dialogue and cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean, which will be attended by all actors in the region, typically saying that it is still on the table.