Nicosia, 28 February 12 (T.A.K): President of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Dervish Eroglu said the remarks of the Greek Cypriot side in the way that they were ready to continue the negotiations after taking over the EU Term Presidency was an indicator of their intention of not reaching to an agreement till 1st of July and prolonging the negotiation process till 2013, the date that the presidential elections will be held in Greek Cypriot side.
President Dervish Eroglu and Greek Cypriot Leader Dimitris Christofias met today in the framework of negotiations aimed at settling the Cyprus issue.
During the 2 hour long meeting that took place at the residence of the UN Secretary General's Special Representative in Cyprus the leaders discussed the issue of property.
The next meeting of the leaders will take place on the 8th of March and they will continue to handle the issue of property.
President Eroglu gave a briefing to the press at his return to the TRNC Presidency after the meeting and answered the questions of the journalists.
Answering to a question Eroglu said today they discussed the remarks of UNSG Special Adviser Alexander Downer during his meeting with some political parties and non governmental organizations held in the recent days and stressed that he told Downer their sensibility on that issue.
Pointing out that they did not approve that one of the parties (Downer) talks with the political parties and non governmental organizations and act in a provocative manner since the negotiations continue, Eroglu said they expressed their sensibility on the news claiming that the UN would submit a proposal on a settlement at the meeting too.
"Downer can not submit a proposal to only one of the parties if he would. Submitting a package proposal to Turkish side does not settle the issue. There are two parties on the table. Both parties should adopt the proposal" emphasized Eroglu.
Eroglu also stressed that if Downer would table any package on the issues of governance and power sharing or any unilateral proposal, he should consult it with the Greek Cypriot side as well.
"Consulting with only one party is not a proper manner. We said we could discuss any proposal only if it was submitted to both parties. Greek Cypriot side should also adopt such a manner" quoted Eroglu.