Kudret Ozersay, who has been holding talks with representatives of international actors in New York, told to the state television BRT, "The talks can not be carried on knowingly of no positive outcome. This will serve nothing but the benefit of Greek Cypriots".
He added that the priority of the Turkish Cypriot side was the success of the talks, nevertheless he said, if the talks were to falter, there was no meaning to keep them going just to benefit one side. "Necessary steps will be taken with Turkey" he said.
Referring to his current visit to New York and Washington, Ozersay said, "We must guide the international actors. There are tens of more important issue on their agenda. We must produce as many ideas as we can and keep in contact with the international actors in order to help the process succeed."
He also reiterated that the peace efforts must not be open ended. Citing UNSG's wishes to conclude talks by 1 July, Ozersay said, "The talks must not be open ended even if we put in effort to make the process succeed within the timetable UNSG has drawn".