United Nations.- The Turkish demands as stated to numerous UN, US and EU officials regarding the talks and the solutions, are as following
– EU should only have an advisory role in the process.
– The status and the sovereignty of the T/C state are of great importance.
– The accession of one side (Cyprus) increased the gap. Turkish Cypriots should be empowered. After 2004 the United Nations diluted the concept of isolation to reflect only a “sense of isolation”. Turkey expects the United Nations to
a) end the isolation of Turkish Cypriots
b) acknowledge their status. The terminology of two “communities”, often used created an imbalance. The United Nations should focus on the notion of equality.
Bizonality is an important aspect as Turkish Cypriots needed to “run their own affairs”.
– In case of a settlement, Turkey aimed at a new protocol which had to be a source of primary law. Permanent derogations are necessary and there is a need for transitional arrangements politically and economically.
– The Treaty of Guarantee and Alliance and the 1923 Lausanne Treaty contribute to the continuation of the balance of power in the Eastern Mediterranean and are keys to the vital Turkish interests.