Turkish Cypriot proposals on CBMs should be in line with UN resolutions, President says

Any new proposals by the Turkish Cypriot side should be in line with the UN resolutions, President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades said on Tuesday afternoon, before attending a ceremony for the inauguration of Ayia Napa Marina.

Commenting on statements by Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar – who described the proposed Confidence Building Measures by the Greek Cypriot side and the federal solution as “outdated”, and said that he will submit new proposals – President Anastasiades said that Turkish Cypriot proposals are welcome if they are in line with the UN resolutions.

“If they will continue with their intransigent and unacceptable position it is better not to submit them at all,” he added.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results.

Source: Cyprus News Agency