Erdogan reasserts support for two-state solution to Cyprus dispute
Nicosia, Jul 19 (EFE).- The creation of two independent states in Cyprus is the only viable solution after decades of failed negotiations seeking reunification of the island nation, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday.
“It is no longer possible for us to believe in them and to lose another 50 years,” he said during a state visit to Northern Cyprus marking the 47th anniversary of Turkish occupation of the northeastern strip of the island.
“We fully support the proposal presented by Turkish Cypriot President Ersin Tatar in Geneva. We do not intend to compromise,” he asserted, stressing that there are two separate states with two separate communities in Cyprus.
Tatar’s proposal includes recognition of Turkish Cypriot sovereign equality to Greek Cypriots, before restarting negotiations on equal footing. EFE