Denktash proposes package to Greek Cypriot side
Nicosia, Apr 2 (CNA) - Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash today proposed
to the Greek Cypriot side a package including ''land concessions'' that he said
he hoped might act as ''catalyst'' to a final settlement of the Cyprus problem.
Denktash said his six proposals, presented in a letter to President Tassos Papadopoulos, included allowing Greek Cypriots access to Varosha, a fenced off and empty suburb of Famagusta under Turkish occupation since the 1974 Turkish invasion.|
According to Reuters, Denktash said the Greek Cypriot side should end a so- called ''trade embargo'' on the Turkish Cypriot side.
''I have suggested to him some ideas which I believe could initiate a process of dialogue and consultation leading to a working relationship between us,'' Denktash said.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.
UN-led talks ended in a deadlock in March after Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash declined a UN suggestion to put to a referendum the peace proposal.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY