Turkish Cypriot Fears are not Justified After the ‘Wrong’ House Decision, President Says

Sunday, February 19th, 2017
Last Update: 20:17

Fears which the Turkish Cypriots have been expressing in the past few days cannot be justified, even though the excuse to express such fears hailed from the Greek Cypriot community, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said.

The president also pointed out that no Greek Cypriot political party claims or maintains that the solution to the Cyprus problem is ‘enosis’ union with Greece.

The President described as “wrong” in terms of timing and its objective a House decision to commemorate in schools the 1950 referendum in favour of union with Greece. The decision led the Turkish Cypriot leader to leave Thursday’s meeting with Anastasiades, in the context of the UN peace talks.

Top UN Cyprus envoy discusses peace talks with UK Minister and US Assistant Secretary of State

The Special Adviser to the Secretary General of the UN on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, discussed the current state of play in the Cyprus talks with UK Minister of Europe Sir Alan Duncan, according to a post on his twitter account.

Eide spoke of a “strong UK support”.The two officials met on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.

Eide also had “a very good meeting” with acting US Assistant Secretary of State John Heffern on recent developments and the way ahead for Cyprus talks.

Heffern wrote on his twitter account that the US is “committed to doing what we can to help”, thanking Eide “for all you are doing”.

(source: CNA)

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