Greece says Ankara to table thoughts on Cyprus
by Christa Nicolaou
Athens, Jan 23 (CNA) – Greece confirmed today that there are reports that Ankara intends to submit ideas on a resumption of a process on Cyprus.
Greek Foreign Ministry Spokesman George Koumoutsakos said there are reports that Ankara intends to table a series of thoughts that are related to a restart of the procedure on Cyprus.
Invited to comment on a report by Turkish daily “Milliyet”, according to which Ankara intends to submit a new, secret plan to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for a Cyprus settlement, Koumoutsakos said that “our reports, which we closely monitor, is that the Turkish side will table tomorrow a series of thoughts which are related to a resumption of the Cyprus problem”.
He added that it was a “one-sided action”.
Answering questions, Koumoutsakos said that “any thought, possibility or proposal for a solution to the Cyprus problem should not be associated with the obligation that it (Turkey) has undertaken according to official EU documents, as a candidate state”, to implement the Association Protocol with Cyprus.