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Most TCs blame Anastasiades for talks collapse

The majority of Turkish Cypriots feel President Nicos Anastasiades is to blame for the collapse of the Conference on peace talks in Crans Montana earlier this month, according to a recent poll in the north of Cyprus.

According to the opinion poll conducted by Prologue Consulting Ltd and published by Yeniduzen, 72.5% of the 600 participants laid the blame on Anastasiades for the overall collapse of the peace talks while 87.9% said they believed his overall contribution at the conference was negative.

Only 2.8% of Turkish Cypriots blame Greece for the failure in Crans-Montana.

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Meanwhile, the poll also shows that while 74.4% of Turkish Cypriots are disappointed with the outcome from the Swiss resort, the majority of participants are happy with Akinci’s handling of the talks. A total of 67.6% rated the Turkish Cypriot leader’s contribution to the conference as positive.

Asked what type of solution they would prefer to see after the collapse of the talks in Crans Montana, 56.1% said that they would prefer a two-state solution. Only 4.9% said that they would choose annexation with Turkey.

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