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Cypriot government says Turkey must clarify stance
2005-06-06 14:22:54

Nicosia, Jun 6 (CNA) - Cypriot Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides said that now is the time for Turkey to clarify its stance on Cyprus and indicate its readiness for real changes to the Annan plan.

Responding to questions, the Spokesman said Turkey should clarify if its aim is to bring back the solution plan, proposed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and rejected by the overwhelming majority of the Greek Cypriot community in April last year, as it was.

As regards the Turkish aim to lift the ''isolation'' of the Turkish-occupied areas of Cyprus, he described as old and unfounded the allegation that the Greek Cypriot side has imposed any such embargo on the Turkish Cypriots.

''Any isolation is a result of the ongoing occupation of the northern part of Cyprus,'' he pointed out.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.

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