The informal 5+UN meeting on Cyprus in Geneva has just concluded, and as expected, yielded no result as Turkish-speaking Cypriots insist on a solution based outside of United Nations resolutions.
United Nations Secretary António Guterres addressed the media saying that common ground could not be found but that he does not give up on finding a last solution to Cyprus.
However, he did announced that there would be another round of UN talks involving Greece, Turkey, the Republic of Cyprus, Britain and leaders of the Turkish-speaking Cypriot community.
Although Guterres did not lay any blame for the failure of talks, it is well established that a resolution could not be found because of the Turkish-speaking Cypriot, with backing from Ankara, insisting on a “two-state solution.”
During yesterday’s contacts, Turkish-speaking Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar, with the support of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, also submitted a six-point written memorandum, in which he expressed his demand for a change in sovereign equality.
In essence, he called on the UN Secretary General to proceed with maneuvers that would lead to the recognition of the pseudo-state of the so-called “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,” which has no international recognition, except from Turkey.
Greek Cypriots, with support from the UN, the U.S., the EU, Russia and China, want a bi-zonal bi-communal federation with political equality, in accordance to United Nations resolutions.
The so-called “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” (TRNC), is an illegal entity established after the Turkish invasion of northern Cyprus in 1974.