Akıncı pointed out that the European Union (EU) as they did years ago, are making a historical mistake and that the energy topic which can have a catalyst effect in the Cypriot problem, is being transformed into an area of conflict and tension.
Akıncı said that, “The international actors who are supporting the one-sided actions of the Greek Cypriots are increasing the tension. The same mistake which is being repeated is wasting away a historical opportunity”.
According to the information taken from the Presidency, Mustafa Akıncı answered the questions of İpek Özbey of Hürriyet. Özbey who pointed out that when looking at world politics lately the playgrounds were slightly leaning towards the east and asked, “Is it a coincidence that all the countries which are facing a crisis at bordering the Eastern Mediterranean?”. Akıncı as an answer said that this was nothing new.
Akıncı who said that, “throughout its history the Mediterranean has always been an area with churning”, continued in this way:
“The Eastern Mediterranean is an area which connects 3 continents. This is an area has been a stage to power wars due to it being an important commercial way. This geography during the Cold War era formed the border line for the central ideological camp of the East and West blocks. The Eastern Mediterranean is still as important today as it has ever been in its history. The Middle East was already important due to its rich oil reservoirs. The detection of the hydrocarbon resources which were done recently has increased the importance of this geography. This situation has created the foundations for the current tensions.”.