We must gather to solve Cyprus issue, says minister

Turkey's EU Minister stated all related parties must gather until Cyprus issue is solved, similar to selection of Pope.

We must gather to solve Cyprus issue, says minister

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Minister of EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis showed the upcoming Pope elections as an example and said, "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Greek Cypriot administration, Turkey and Greece should gather in one room and not leave until the Cyprus issue is solved like the cardinals who are locked up in a room until the Pope is selected."

Bagis spoke at the Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Commission in the Turkish parliament on Thursday.

Stating that Turkey possessed a significant portion of the energy resources that the EU required, Bagis said, "Opening the chapter of energy is extremely vital for the 500 million citizens of the European Union."

"The Greek Cypriot administration's blocking of the energy chapter does not damage us but the 500 million citizens of the European Union. If three out of four Greek Cypriots had not rejected the Annan plan, today the Greek Cypriots wouldn't have been on the verge of bankruptcy and the EU wouldn't have had an energy crisis."

 

 

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