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Chirac calls on Ankara to help reach Cyprus settlement
2003-12-12 14:50:11

by Katerina Nicolaou

Brussels, Dec 12 - French President Jacques Chirac has underlined the need for the reunification of Cyprus and has called upon Ankara to contribute to efforts to reach a Cyprus settlement.

Speaking here today during a press conference, Chirac described the situation on the island as ''abnormal'', noting that efforts should me made to normalise the situation on the island and to overcome the obstacles, which he described as unreasonable.

Chirac, who is participating in the Intergovernmental Conference, welcomed the legal reforms underway in Turkey and called upon Ankara to facilitate efforts to reach a Cyprus solution

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