Mustafa Akıncı, president of the unilaterally declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, warns against “a permanent division of the Greek and Turkish communities on the island.” In an interview with The Guardian, he says that an agreement must be reached quickly for a solution.
The differences are widening every year, leaving no prospect of reunification, Akıncı said. ‘We have to hurry. After all these years, we have come to a point where decisions need to be made. According to Akıncı, who launched his re-election campaign on Wednesday, the only solution is to quickly reunite Cyprus, which has been split for almost 50 years.