Gov’t Spox: Erdogan Absence From Cyprus Talks Would Leave ‘A Very Large Number of Possibilities Open’

Monday, January 9th, 2017
Last Update: 12:14

The absence of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the multilateral meeting on Cyprus in Geneva would leave “a very large number of possibilities open,” government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Sunday, in an interview with the radio station Athina 9.84.

He noted that Greece has constantly worked for the best possible outcome, in other words a viable solution. The spokesman indicated that Erdogan would not be present at the meeting and that Turkey will be represented by its prime minister, Binali Yildirim.

“From our point of view, we have said that the country’s representation must be at the highest possible level but the non presence of Erdogan leaves open very many possibilities,” Tzanakopoulos noted. “Erdogan plays a most central political role and we, given what the Turkish side has allowed to be understood, will review our position,” he added.

Source: ANA-MPA

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