Special Rep. Olgun continues high-level contacts in New York
Date Added: 23 September 2022

President Ersin Tatar’s Special Representative Ergün Olgun has met with the EU’s Deputy Secretary General/Political Director and European External Action Service Enrique Mora.

Olgun who briefed Mora on the Turkish Cypriot side’s latest six proposals for cooperation with the Greek Cypriot side asked for the EU’s support in bringing these to life.

The President’s Special Representative Ergün Olgun told the EU Deputy Secretary General and Political Director Enrique Mora that a new negotiations process in Cyprus could only begin after the Turkish Cypriot side’s sovereign equality and equal international status were recognized.

He also told Mora that the EU needed to stop supporting the Greek Cypriot administration’s domineering attitude and pursue a policy respectful of the Turkish Cypriot side’s vested rights in order to achieve peace, security and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Olgun also pointed out that the EU could not dictate the conditions for a solution to the Turkish Cypriot people and that only the guarantor countries and the Turkish Cypriot people could decide on what kind of a settlement will be reached on the island.

“To act contrary to this will only lead to potential new crises in the region and on the island.

Olgun concluded by stating that the Turkish Cypriot side’s proposals for cooperation will contribute to peace and stability in Cyprus and the region.

Meanwhile, Ergün Olgun also met with French Ambassador Nathalie Estival-Broadhurst, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations.