April 21, 2009 -

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a speech to members of his ruling party that it would be “very wrong” for the new Turkish Cypriot government to end the negotiations or continue the negotiations on a different basis than the one that had been followed so far.

Turkish President Abdullah Gül emphasized that Mehmet Ali Talat was representing the Turkish Cypriots in negotiations with Greek Cypriots.

Special Representative Zerihoun said he did not anticipate any problems in the talks as a result of the elections.