According to recent media reports, Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim warned Greek Cypriots that UN led negotiations which he also endorses, will be the last chance to resolve the issue.
Yildirim blamed the Greek Cypriot side advising them to show a constructive approach in reaching a deal and reaffirmed his country’s support for the Turkish Cypriot state which is not being recognised by any other country, except for Turkey.
Turkey has been populating the breakaway state with Turkish nationals over the years and has over 30,000 troops stationed there.
“This is the last chance for the Greek Cypriot side, which has always acted as the game spoiler. We recommend they use this chance wisely.”
“The peace negotiations are continuing. Let them continue … the Turkish Cypriot side has, with full sincerity, acted constructively,” Yildirim told a joint news conference with the Turkish Cypriots’ prime minister, Huseyin Ozgurgun.