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Spokesman does not rule out Cyprus-Turkey meeting in Nicosia
2005-02-15 11:41:16

Nicosia, Feb 15 (CNA) - Cypriot Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides has not ruled out the possibility of a meeting between President Tassos Papadopoulos and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Ledra Palace checkpoint in Cyprus.

''If something like that turns up it will be discussed but I am not in a position to give you an answer at this moment. It would be too early on my behalf to make any statement on the issue,'' Chrysostomides said when asked if President Papadopoulos would agree to meet with Erdogan at Ledra Palace, in Nicosia.

Chrysostomides said that ''a meeting with Erdogan had been sought many times to discuss the international aspects of the Cyprus problem.''

Replying to questions, Chrysostomides said President Papadopoulos would not accept a meeting with Erdogan in the Turkish occupied areas of the island, ''since the occupation and the illegal presence of Turkey in the northern part of Cyprus continues.''

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