Two-state solution needed for Cyprus, Erdogan says
A two-state solution needs to be negotiated in Cyprus on the basis of sovereign equality, Turkey's president said on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reports.
"There are two different people and two separate states in Cyprus. The 2-state solution needs to be negotiated on the basis of sovereign equality," said Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking at a ceremony on the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus's (TRNC) 37th anniversary. Turkish Cypriots are the only victims in the Cyprus issue and have been ignored for years as their rights were usurped, Erdogan stressed.
Ankara's priority is to reach a sustainable solution in Cyprus and ensure the legitimate rights and security of Turkish Cypriots, he added, Anadolu Agency informs.