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DISY and TKP stress the need for resumption of Cyprus talks
2005-06-07 15:35:22

Nicosia, Jun 7 (CNA) – Right-wing Democratic Rally (DISY) leader Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader of the Communal Liberation Party (TKP) Hussein Angolemli urged today the leaders of the two communities on the island to actively contribute to the resumption of the dialogue on Cyprus leading to reunification of the country and its people.

Delegations from the two parties met in the government controlled areas of the Republic and exchanged views on the Cyprus problem.

Anastasiades said “we jointly appeal to the leaders of the two communities to genuinely work together so that there will be resumption of the dialogue the soonest and hope for the people to live in conditions of peace and welfare and to create in the united Europe”.

Speaking through an interpreter, Angolemli pointed out that it is not to the interest of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots to have the Cyprus problem pending. He also did not rule out the possibility for developments following Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the US.

“We must concentrate all our power to make Cyprus our common country. We appeal to the leaders the soonest to start a dialogue”, Angolemli said, noting that his party has the same views with DISY on this issue.

He also stressed the need to continue contacts with the remaining political parties and forces.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied the island’s northern third.

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