Prime Minister Faiz Sucuoğlu said on Monday that his party will be introducing a series of radical reforms and sweeping economic measures following the upcoming general elections in January next year.
Speaking to Turkish news channel HABERTÜRK, Sucuoğlu said that a four-point package had been announced by the government following meetings with the TRNC Central Bank and Bankers’ Association to mitigate the impact of the loss in the value of the Turkish Lira against foreign currencies.
He said that we will all witness together how effective the measures which aim to ease conditions for the private sector and small businesses will be.
Explaining that he had also signed and approved the new Mağusa- İskele-Yeniboğaziçi masterplan, Sucuoğlu said that the master plan will pave the way for the creation of a new Maraş in the next couple of years attracting billions of dollars in investments.
Regarding the upcoming elections, the prime minister said that his party’s goal was to win the majority of the votes and to be able to form the next government without the need for a coalition partnership.
He underlined the importance of creating a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) that can stand on its own feet.
On the Cyprus Issue, Sucuoğlu said that his government fully supported President Ersin Tatar’s position in favour of a two-state solution as well as the Blue Homeland Doctrine.
“We will drill if the Greek Cypriot side drills. We will respond to which ever unilateral step they take. This is an issue which the public feels very strongly about. There are no problems as this is a policy which the public fully supports,” he added.
Arguing that the failure to reach a settlement in Cyprus for the past 50 years has demonstrated that a federal solution is not possible, Prime Minister Sucuoğlu said that the past processes have shown that the TRNC and the Turkish Cypriot people have gone almost nowhere with talks for a federal settlement.
Sucuoğlu also said that an overwhelming majority of the Turkish Cypriot people supported the continuation of Turkey’s guarantees and the presence of the Turkish Armed Forces on the island.