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”.
"There are two peoples and two separate states in Cyprus... there must be talks for a solution on the basis of two separate states," Turkey's President Erdogan says during his visit to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated Prime Minister Ersin Tatar on the win, adding Ankara will continue efforts to protect rights of Turkish Cypriots.
A rush for natural gas after several discoveries and loads of potential makes the region a focus of interest.
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