BY TALIYA KHAFIZOVA
DR. GÜNTHER MEINEL TO TRNC PEOPLE: ‘NEU BEGINNEN MİT VİEL KRAFT!’ – START AGAİN WİTH MUCH POWER!
Diplomaten International Organisation with its headquarters in Cologne, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Warsaw, Vienna, Moscow, and İstanbul, came to North Cyprus this year for the Annual Summit held in cooperation with Girne American University, “Le Chateau Lambousa”, and TRNC Premiership.
Entitled “One Step Ahead”, it centralized on the topics of Cyprus issue, current North Cyprus position, and the overall world situation in relation to TRNC during two days: 26-27 October, 2017.
Many themes were discussed in a prolific and thought-provoking series of panels, each of them are broadcasted by 2KV Media and accessible from the Youtube.
Honourable guests of the summit included the 4th President of TRNC, Mr Mustafa Akıncı, the Minister of Economics and Energy of TRNC Mr Sunat Atun, the Vice Chairman of DMW Organisation and Chancellor of GAU Dr. Serhat Akpınar, the President of DMW International Organisation Dr. Günther Meinel as well as the eminent diplomats, entrepreneurs and CEOs coming from Germany, UK, Turkey and Cyprus. They all contributed to the panel discussions representing valuable perspectives of various backgrounds. The subjects mentioned by highly respected guests allowed the summit’s participants view current Cyprus problems in the new light and regard possible solutions for them.
Mr Mustafa Akıncı introduced the previous experience of tough negotiations with Southern part of Cyprus, stating that it is crucial to make ‘step back’ to realize what had happened before in order to make a wise ‘step ahead’. TRNC President mentioned the details of his conversation with Nicos Anstastasiades during Cran Montana conference, its outcomes and repercussions. He also spoke about Kofi Annan plan, and other projects introduced earlier in order to enhance Cyprus situation and global position.
The next panel discussion was conducted by Ms Aysu Basri Akter, famous North Cyprus reporter, and Mr Fikri Toros, Dr. Günther Meinel and Dr. Serhat Akpınar as speakers, Dr. Günther Meinel stressed upon the necessity to encourage young generation deal with such problems as Cyprus issue. He told about Jugend Parliament, which had been organised in Germany with the support of Russia. The same can be created in North Cyprus as well, according to Dr. Meinel. ‘Wir müssen neu beginnen mit viel Kraft!’ – summonned Dr. Meinel, calling ‘to start everything from the scratch with a lot of force’ and stressing upon the need to appeal to the youth of today.
As mentioned by Dr. Meinel, young people would be more motivated to deal with such problems as Cyprus issue, being free from the pain of the past, from the memories of the conflicts which took place in 1974, and also being open for the change and ready for the creation of the New World (‘neunen Welt machen’), bringing the mutual understanding into life and making compromises (‘Verstaendigung bringen’).
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