Greek Cyprus doesn't want problems with Turkey over talks

The Greek Cypriot representative said that leaders from both sides of the island will most likely meet in November to hold reunification negotiations to find a comprehensive solution for Cyprus' future.

Greek Cyprus doesn't want problems with Turkey over talks

The Greek Cypriot president's special representative, Andreas Mavroyannis, said Greek Cyprus doesn't want any conflict or competition with Turkey during negotiations to reunite the eastern Mediterranean island, according to Turkey's Sabah daily.

Sabah reported on Tuesday that in remarks on the upcoming reunification talks between Greek and Turkish Cyprus, Mavroyannis said that Greek Cyprus is putting much effort into having a productive meeting between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders.

The Greek Cypriot representative said that leaders from both sides of the island will most likely meet in November to hold reunification negotiations to find a comprehensive solution for Cyprus' future.

Reiterating that he will meet with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Mavroyannis laid out the Greek Cypriots' roadmap.

“We only want basic principles within the scope of UN decisions. The key to the solution is to establish a federation that will consist of two parts and two societies. The solution should consist of political equality, sovereignty of a single state, a single identity and unification of the island. And we are looking for a solution that the EU approves of,” Sabah cited Mavroyannis as saying.

During a meeting in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in late September, Davutoğlu and Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos agreed that special representatives from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) and the Greek Cypriot administration would make reciprocal visits to Turkey and Greece. Turkey will receive the Greek Cypriot president's special representative before the end of October, and the KKTC president's special representative, Osman Ertuğ, will be hosted by Greece. The representatives from Cyprus are expected to be received by the respective undersecretaries of the Turkish and Greek foreign ministries.

Cyprus has been divided between a Greek Cypriot south and a Turkish Cypriot north since 1974, when Turkey sent troops to the island following a Greek-backed coup to unite Cyprus with Greece. The Greek Cypriot administration, which joined the European Union in 2004, is internationally recognized as representing the entire island, while only Turkey recognizes the KKTC.

UN special envoy to Cyprus Alexander Downer prepared the groundwork for talks in a meeting with Davutoğlu in mid-September. The two discussed Turkey's stance on the talks and a timetable for action.

Talks have been stalled since January 2012 due to various delays from Greek Cyprus, and no significant progress has been achieved so far in decades-old UN-backed negotiations between the Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders. Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots want a quick end to the talks, while the Greek Cypriots have rejected setting a deadline.

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Nick
Nick - 6 yıl Before

We all want a solution as soon as possible and this requires people to accept their mistakes and their guilt otherwise there will be no progress. You cannot make a wrong thing into a correct thing - Turkish military and Turkish settlers have to go no question as they should never have gone and stayed in the first place.Accept this and then we can move on.

Louca
Louca - 6 yıl Before

"Talks have been stalled since January 2012 due to various delays from Greek Cyprus". North Cyprus President Eroglu ended talks due to his annoyance that the Republic of Cyprus took over EU Presidency. That isn't a Greek-Cypriot delay. Also there is no such thing as "Greek Cyprus". You really go out of your way to not write the name of the country that's recognised by the entire world minus Turkey

Johann Sebastian
Johann Sebastian - 6 yıl Before

Any solution that will be lasting requires that it be just and democratic; the Islamofascist Turkish occupation army must go, as must the settlers brought there by the Turkish mil; the regime that follows must be based on a one-man (or one-woman) one vote principle. In addition religious and other properties must be restored, and the mineral wealth must be exploited for the benefit of all citizens

Will owas
Will owas - 6 yıl Before

The Greek Cypriots attempt to regain sovereignty over Turkish Cypriots as well as its claim of sovereignty over akotiri and dhekelia is a bit like my dad-oladejo awoku-if he coughs we all catch cold