Nicosia, 15 February 12 (T.A.K): President of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Dervis Eroglu welcomed the National Existence Council board who presented the President with "Ortega Report", which is a book compiled from UN field studies detailing Greek Cypriot attacks on Turkish villages that have not been accounted in the UN reports.
President of National Existence Council Vedat Celik who presented the book to the President said, "Ortega Report was an important document which proved that the attacks had been carried out by the Greek Cypriots but then had been showed under the carpet and was not even included in UN reports.
At that era 133 Turkish villages were plundered, people were forced to leave their homes. The Ortega Report which is the most important proof of loss of use (of properties) that occurred from that time till today, we believe will be an important leverage when compensation will be on the agenda of two sides".
President Dervis Eroglu said, "the Council who has compiled the book from the Ortega report that was left at the shelves has fulfilled a very important task".
Referring to the ongoing peace talks between Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot side Eroglu said despite the good will of Turkish Cypriot side he could not say that he saw any intention from Greek Cypriot side for peace.
He said the main plan of the Greek Cypriot side from day one, was to postpone the peace talks beyond the Presidential Elections for the Greek Cypriot side due in 2013 nevertheless Turkish Cypriot side would continue to attend the last meeting in good will.
The President pointed out that he would be having two meetings later this month with the Greek Cypriot Leader Dimitris Christofias, which will be part of main focus point of the UN Secretary General's Special Advisor to Cyprus whose report at the end of March will play a major role in UNSG's decision before May.
"Our endeavors are towards bringing about an agreement where Turkish Cypriots could live on this land with dignity and honor" he said.
"While we work for an agreement one must not forget that refusing to agree is also a right. Nevertheless we want to exercise our right to have and agreement. If this is possible or not we shall see in near future" Eroglu added.
Referring to the comments of "extinction" Eroglu said, "Turkish Cypriot people is securing its existence here day by day, they are living in peace and security under his own state".
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