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6-item proposal from the TRNC to the UN for a lasting solution in Cyprus


Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Ersin Tatar presented a six-point proposal to the United Nations (UN) for a lasting solution in Cyprus on the second day of the 5 + 1 conference on Cyprus in Geneva, Switzerland.

Under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland, the parties of Cyprus and the guarantor countries Turkey, Greece and EnglandThe first meeting on the second day of the 5 + 1 informal conference on Cyprus was chaired by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. At the meeting, Tatar presented a 6-point proposal to the UN for a lasting solution in Cyprus.

Tatar aims to take the initiative of the UN Secretary General with a six-point proposal and adopt a new UN resolution, and for the Turkish Cypriots to have international status and sovereignty along with the Greek Cypriots. The 6-item proposals are as follows;

  • 1- Equal international status and equal sovereignty of both parties will be ensured at the initiative of the Secretary-General and by a new Security Council resolution. This new decision will pave the way for the two countries to build a partnership based on cooperation.
  • 2- Once the international status and equal sovereignty are achieved with this decision, the parties will begin a process of result-oriented, time-limited negotiations with the UN. These talks will target a cooperation agreement to be agreed between the two sides.
  • 3- In these talks between the two countries, issues such as the EU, property, security and border rules will be discussed and relations will be regulated.
  • 4- The talks will be supported by Turkey, Greece and the United Kingdom, and the EU will be able to participate as an observer if necessary.
  • 5- If the two countries come to an agreement on any issue, the two countries will recognize each other at the same time, and Turkey, Greece and Britain will support it.
  • 6- Any agreement will go to a referendum at the same time.

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