Main opposition Akel said Sunday the election of Ersin Tatar’ as the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community was “a negative development”, given his position on the Cyprus problem.
“Nonetheless, in view of the fact that the UN Secretary-General has repeatedly reiterated his intention to undertake efforts to revive the negotiations, the Greek Cypriot side must remain committed and consistent in resuming negotiations from the point they left off in Crans-Montana (in 2017),” the party said.
The party said it would make an overall assessment of the situation.
Socialist Edek said the election result showed that Ankara has the leading and defining role in decision-making in the north.
The party called for an “end to illusions”.
“The Republic of Cyprus must make the most of its political and diplomatic weapons to strengthen its negotiating position and to protect itself against Ankara’s expansionist and subversive plans,” Edek said.