A timetable for the Cyprus negotiations is a precondition, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said.
“We need to determine the timetable and what and how we are going to negotiate it. We need a result-oriented process. We do not have any energy to waste. Whatever happens, happens”, he said.
Speaking at a conference organised by the Sabahattin Zaim University’s politics club, Cavusoglu also referred to the Cyprus problem. He argued that Cyprus is one of Turkey’s national causes, adding:
“They call it a frozen conflict but we are taking the necessary steps to solve the Cyprus problem. Reaching a settlement does not depend on us alone. There are two other guarantor countries and two sides in Cyprus. What we are saying now is that negotiating for the sake of negotiating is nothing but a waste of time. We need to determine beforehand what we are going to negotiate and how we are going to negotiate it. We need a timetable, we need a result-oriented process as we have no energy to waste, whatever happens, happens. We are following the Cyprus cause closely”.