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Turkish Cypriot leader, UN mission chief discuss Cyprus issue

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Ersin Tatar discussed the issue of Cyprus on Tuesday with the UN mission chief to Cyprus.

Tatar received Colin Stewart, the UN Secretary General’s special representative in Cyprus and head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), the TRNC Presidency said in a statement.

During the meeting, Tatar reiterated the TRNC’s commitment to a two-state solution on the island based on an equal international status and sovereign equality.

Tatar said the TRNC will continue its efforts to find a realistic, fair and sustainable solution to the crisis.

Speaking to Turkish News Agency-Cyprus (TAK) following the meeting, Stewart said he was always pleased to meet with President Tatar, saying today’s meeting was "excellent.”

Stewart said they have been making a great effort to create conditions that could pave the way for a final solution to the crisis on the island.


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