Turkish Cypriot PM Eroglu crosses Greek side for first time

The Turkish Cypriot prime minister crossed into the Greek Cypriot administration on Wednesday to meet members of the main opposition party.

Turkish Cypriot PM Eroglu crosses Greek side for first time

The Turkish Cypriot prime minister crossed into the Greek Cypriot administration on Wednesday to meet members of the main opposition party.

Premier Dervis Eroglu of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) visited the Greek Cypriot main opposition party, Democratic Rally (DISY).

This is the first time Eroglu has crossed into the Greek Cypriot administration since 1974, the Cyprus Peace Operation.

Keti Clerides, daughter of former Greek Cypriot leader Glafcos Clerides, welcomed Eroglu.

This visit of Eroglu, the chairman of the National Unity Party (UBP), is a reciprocal to DISY delegation's visit to TRNC on December 3, 2009.

In a joint declaration released after the meeting on December 3, 2009, two parties said a solution, acceptable by Turkish and Greek Cypriots, should be found to Cyprus problem.

The joint declaration also said that the two political parties, which were committed to liberal democracy and European Union (EU) goals, would continue their contacts to contribute to a settlement in Cyprus.


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