Cyprus Problem | Joint Declaration Deadlock

Cyprus Problem – Joint Declaration Deadlock

Contrary to statements that work on producing a Joint Declaration prior to talks was progressing ‘inch-by-inch’, Kibris newspaper (15.11.13) reported that TRNC President Eroglu’s special representative Osman Ertug said that there was a deadlock on the issue of the¬†Joint Declaration for the resumption of Cyprus talks. This came out when Ertug met with Lisa M. Buttenheim, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Cyprus, and her team on Wednesday.

Ertug reiterated that the Turkish Cypriot side is ready to sit at the negotiation table without a Joint Declaration, as President Dervis Eroglu has announced on several occasions. There is also a sense that the need for a Joint Declaration is a requirement only by the Greek Cypriot side and has been introduced in order to stall the process. In fact, there is a feeling that the Greek Cypriots are trying to avoid showing the international community that the only settlement they want is Greek Cypriot domination of Turkish Cypriots.

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