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DISY outlines changes in Annan Plan to Turkish FM
2005-02-10 15:03:59

Ankara, 10 February (CNA) -- A four-member delegation from the Greek Cypriot Democratic Rally party (DISI), in Turkey for contacts with the Justice and Development party of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, has outlined the changes it considers necessary in a UN-proposed solution plan to Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul.

According to CNA sources, at todayís meeting between Gul and the DISI delegation, which lasted just over an hour at the party headquarters here, DISI leader Nicos Anastasiades said there must be some good will gestures on the part of the Turkish side.

These he said relate to the humanitarian issue of missing persons in Cyprus, holding church services in the Greek orthodox churches in the Turkish occupied part of the island, the return of the fenced off areas of the town of Famagusta and the lifting of all restrictions imposed by the Turkish Cypriot regime on free movement in Cyprus.

Anastasiades outlined his views during the meeting, analyzing them verbally but did not hand Gul anything in writing, the same sources have said.

On the amendments to the Annan plan, the DISI delegation talked about territorial adjustments, with reference to a previous UN solution plan, Annan three, to the abolition of intervention rights in Cyprus, the full demilitarization of the island as well as securing the implementation of any solution agreed between the two sides.

The same sources have said that Gul noted Turkey wants a political settlement in Cyprus and talked about the rejection by the Greek Cypriots of the Annan plan in last Aprilís referendum.

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