Christodoulides: Ersin Tatar Rejects Tripartite Meeting Proposal
After a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, President Nikos Christodoulides of Cyprus claimed that Turkish Cypriot President Ersin Tatar rejected the proposal for a tripartite meeting.
The Fileleftheros newspaper featured this development prominently with the headline "He Rejected the Invitation - Tatar Refused to Meet Christodoulides and Guterres in New York."
According to the newspaper, Christodoulides, during his statement following the meeting with Guterres, said in response to a question that Guterres had invited President Tatar to a tripartite meeting, but Tatar declined the invitation. The newspaper asserts that with Tatar's rejection of the meeting, the UN's efforts to overcome the deadlock in Cyprus have yielded no results. It also suggests that despite Guterres holding meetings with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan and Ersin Tatar, there is no expectation that this situation will change.
The article also highlights that Christodoulides and Guterres share the same stance on the appointment of a special advisor by the Secretary-General. Christodoulides claims that Guterres conveyed his belief in the necessity of appointing a special advisor and that he also conveyed the views of the strong EU member states regarding the resumption of negotiations for the Cyprus issue to Guterres.
Meanwhile, Politis newspaper reported on the matter with the headline "No Optimistic Messages in the Meeting with Guterres - Waiting for Fidan." The newspaper commented that the UN General Assembly, which was considered a potential turning point in the Cyprus issue, "yielded no results." It also stated that Guterres remains constrained even in the appointment of a special advisor and pointed out that all eyes are now on Guterres' meetings with Hakan Fidan and Ersin Tatar, expecting a clearer picture of the Cyprus issue to emerge from these discussions.
Other newspapers covered the issue with similar headlines and emphasized the lack of clarity regarding the prospects of a tripartite meeting and the appointment of a special advisor in the Cyprus problem.