Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı met with the President of EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in the framework of his Brussels visit.
Speaking to press after the meeting Akıncı said during their meeting he had requested that EU furthers its relations with the Turkish Cypriot community in order to support the adaptation process after the solution. Akıncı said he also demanded from Juncker for the solution that will be reached to become EU’s primary so that it cannot be overruled by EU courts.
Akıncı said that he informed Juncker on the latest developments in the negotiations and that Juncker will visit Cyprus in July to meet with officials from both communities. During his statement Akıncı reiterated the need for a solution in Cyprus and said that Cyprus can be a model of good practice for the world and the region. “EU institutions also need the good news to come from Cyprus” said Akıncı.
Commenting on their last meeting with Anastasiades, Akıncı said that it was a very productive and result oriented meeting. Akıncı said that EU also has responsibility and that in order to fulfil them EU can be more involved in the process but added that EU’s involvement will not be intervention but contribution.
Commenting on the Hellim issue Akıncı said “I can say that during Monday’s leaders meeting we got very close to a model that can be accepted by both sides. We requested from the negotiators to clarify the details of this formulation. We may be able to finalize the works on this model before Juncker’s visit to Cyprus”.