The situation worsens for Akinci after the developments
By Michalis Michael
The government of the pseudo-state in Cyprus collapsed, one day after the People’s Party announced its withdrawal from the four-party coalition.
Tufan Erhuman, the “prime minister” of the occupied area, after announcing his intention to resign through social networks, handed over his resignation to the head of the Turkish Cypriot community Mustafa Akinci, who accepted it. He asked, however, from Mr Erhuman to remain in office until elections are held.
At the same time, Kudret Ozersay, the so-called “Foreign Minister”, announced that he is ceasing his cooperation with his partners due to a lack of confidence in the coalition, due to the lease of public land by the “Finance Ministry”. This is case involves Serdar Denktas and his son, since on the specific land the erection of a University with the name “Rauf Denktas” was expected to take place.
As soon as he gets the order to form a “government” it will be created, said CEO President Ersin Tatar.
In his statements to the Turkish/Cypriot “news agency”, Tatar said he has not yet made official contacts with any party, but when he receives the mandate he wishes to see all the “parliamentary” parties. Time wasting is damaging the “people”, he added, saying that they will work to ease the problems in the private sector and solve the financial issues of the “country.” The “government” will fall, the currency will fall, the “government” has dissolved, you’ve seen what happened with the exchange rates, was the first comment of the FR chairman and resigned “finance minister” Serdar Denktas, who got on the offensive after the emergency meeting of his party’s political office. “The friend who said would fight with corruption eventually preferred to leave and not use this opportunity against me to start an investigation and if I am to blame bring me before the court”, said Mr Denktas, without referring by name to Kudret Ozersay.
The big issue of the Greek Cypriot side, however, has to do with how much these changes at the political level will affect the Cyprus problem, and in particular the efforts to resolve it. This is because if he receives a mandate and Tatar is able to create a “government”, his views on the matter leave no room for optimism. He has already made it clear to everyone that the talks process and the possible solution of the Cyprus problem within the framework of the Bi-zonal Bi-communal Federation has come to an end and that new roads, such as two states in Cyprus, have to be considered.
What’s certain is that Mustafa Akinci’s political future seems even worse, given that “presidential” elections are coming in the occupied areas and he has no prospect of alliances according to the current situation.
Lavrov-Cavusoglu discuss the Cyprus issue and the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean
The Cyprus issue and the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean discussed during a telephone conversation the Russian and Turkish Foreign Ministers Sergei Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu, on May 8, on the initiative of the Turkish side.
According to a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry, during the discussion “the need was highlighted to continue the substantial exchange of views on the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, including the process to find a solution to the Cyprus issue, in light of the Russian position that any actions that would complicate the situation are unacceptable”.
The announcement also states that the two Ministers discussed the situation in Syria, as well as a range of issues related to bilateral relations between Russia and Turkey, as well as the contact schedules between Russia and Turkey at various levels./ibna