Turkish Cypriot president calls on EU to 'end isolation'

Comprehensive negotiations to find solutions to the problems in Cyprus, financial support to Turkish Cypriots, and the ending of the isolation and embargo on the TRNC were discussed.

Turkish Cypriot president calls on EU to 'end isolation'

World Bulletin/News Desk

President Dervis Eroglu of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) called on the EU to end the isolation and embargo, including the restrictions on freedom of travelling.

Eroglu came together on Wednesday with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and EU commissioner for enlargement and European neighbourhood policy Stefan Fule.

Among the issues discussed in the meeting were comprehensive negotiations to find solutions to the problems in Cyprus, financial support to Turkish Cypriots, ending the isolation and embargo on the TRNC, green line regulation, and the attitudes of Greek Cypriots towards Turkish Cypriots.

Eroglu said that some embargo were imposed unpon them which negatively affected the economy, and added "that is why we are on the side of reaching an agreement."

He noted, "If Greek Cypriots aim to put us off again, then we cannot get any result out of the negotiations."

Last Mod: 25 Temmuz 2013, 09:49
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