As the Turkish Cypriot people of the island of Cyprus, we were not instrumental for the culmination of the inter-communal troubles in 1963 and 1974. Despite this fact, we are the victims that have been suffering since 1963. We have even been deprived of our most basic human rights such as the right to travel, communicate and even join sports activities abroad. We believe that the decades-old negotiations have covered every aspect of the Cyprus problem with hair splitting detail. Extending the negotiations procedure at this point would serve no useful purpose and would only feed into Greek Cypriot aspirations to create problems for Turkey in its path towards EU membership.