Former Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat has accused President Christofias of “showing the courage of a crazy man” on the issue of the explorations for oil and natural gas in the Mediterranean Sea.Source: Famagusta Gazette
In statements to Ada television, Talat argued that a lot of mistakes have been committed on the issue of the oil exploration and added that the actions of Turkish Cypriot leader Eroglu and his team are included in these mistakes.
Talat said that if we have agreed on the unification of Cyprus, the exploration should be carried out “with equal rights” and accused the Greek Cypriot side of being insincere.
Talat alleged that especially those who have a vision about the solution should oppose to the “Greek Cypriot side’s unilateral exploration” for oil and natural gas.
He said that these are “strategic issues”, that many countries enter into war for the sake of these things and that the Greek Cypriot side should be stopped.
Talat claimed that President Christofias “proceeded more” than late President Papadopoulos (on this issue) and challenges Turkey.
“This is not wise”, he argued noting that President Christofias should not think that he will beat Turkey through his “big brothers and grandfathers”.