The main role is Guterres' in New York says Erhurman
Republican Turkish Party (CTP) Leader Tufan Erhürman said that main role in New York was Guterres’ and most important meeting was between the Secretary General and the Greek Cypriot Leader Nicos Anastasiades.
Mr Erhurman in a social media post, wrote that if there were to be any opposition regarding the principle of a negotiation process, which was not open ended, and the principle of the Turkish Cypriot’s political equality by Mr Anastasiades, he would be opposing many UN documents and United Nations Secretary General’s remarks rather than the Turkish Cypriot’s
Citing dates, documents, resolutions and statements made by the UN Chief, Mr Erhürman implied that any opposition at that meeting by Anastasiades to these principals would have to be brought up at that meeting to Guterres’ face.
Referring to the argument brought up by the Greek Cypriot side regarding the TRNC government’s Varosha initiative and Turkey’s efforts on the natural gas front, Mr. Erhurman said that these issues could only realize in years, therefore the only way was to solve them was for the Greek Cypriot side to engage in result oriented talks, which were not open ended.
Mr Erhürman reiterated the importance of the role of the Secretary General in New York and expressed his hope for the UN Chief to show the necessary assertiveness at the meeting with Anastasiades to open the way for process.