(DIP) WE WANT TO SEE A SOLUTION IN 2009, TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESIDENT TALAT.LEFKOSA, Jun 13, 2009 (TUR tur: see ibex. ) -- President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC TRNC Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus ) Mehmet Ali Talat Mehmet Ali Talat (born July 6, 1952) is the current President of the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (or KKTC in Turkish), which controls the northern third of the island of Cyprus, but is unrecognized by any nation except Turkey. said Friday a just and permanent peace in Cyprus would be reached by negotiations.
President Talat received the Speaker of Turkish Parliament, Koksal Toptan, in Lefkosa on Friday.
Speaking to reporters while receiving Toptan, Talat said that they wanted to see a solution (in Cyprus) in 2009.
An agreement reached in Cyprus would have to be approved by the Turkish Parliament, Talat stressed.
We expect both the negotiations in Cyprus to give out a positive result without making concessions from basic principles, and the European Union European Union (EU), name given since the ratification (Nov., 1993) of the Treaty of European Union, or Maastricht Treaty, to the
European Community (EU) to fulfill its duties and isolations imposed on the Turkish Cypriots to end, Toptan said.
Toptan said that, as always, relations between Turkey and the TRNC continued positively.
"Everyone should be careful in solving the Cyprus problem and there are important points everyone must accept. We share the same notions with the TRNC on this matter," Toptan said.
"We have never regarded a deadlock as a solution. The hastiness with which the EU accepted the Greek Cypriot administration as a member caused difficulties in solving the Cyprus problem," Toptan said.
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