The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus President Ersin Tatar meets UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades in New York where he calls for sovereign equality and international equal status.
"We invite the UN Security Council to elude itself from the misleading propaganda of the Greek-Greek Cypriot duo, and to support the lawful steps taken by the TRNC regarding Maras", Turkey's Foreign Ministry said.
During his visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reiterated that the best way forward is to formally divide the island nation so everyone can enjoy equal rights.
Turkish Cypriot President Tatar says official talks on future of Cyprus meaningless without recognition of equality of both sides as sovereign states, with Greek Cypriots wanting a bizonal, bi-communal federation with political equality.
At the UN-led meeting, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Ankara supports a two-state solution to the island with a sustainable settlement only achievable based on ground realities.
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus President Ersin President Tatar has made his remarks regarding the solution process of the Cyprus issue during an interview with the Kathimerini newspaper published in Greece.
"The meeting in Geneva will be informal. There will be no new negotiations to be held there," says Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw also urged London to open direct flights from the UK to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as a step towards normalisation.
Turkish President Erdogan says country needs to draft a constitution that will meet the needs of the next century.
It would be pointless to keep rehashing the idea of a federated Cyprus made up of two separate zones, which has failed to produce any results over a half century of negotiations, Turkey's top diplomat says.
Turkey says the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus didn't want a further presence of UN Peacekeeping Force on the Island of Cyprus as the world body's mission has failed to resolve the dispute for “more than 50 years”.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry says the decision, "which is undoubtedly dictated by the Greek Cypriot Administration, once again demonstrates how disconnected from reality and prejudiced the [European Parliament] is on the Cyprus issue”.
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