German MP denounces Turkey's new intimidation tactics on Cyprus and the EU
A German MP has denounced Ankara’s new tactics with regards to Cyprus and the European Union and calls on the German government to exert pressure on Turkey to meet its obligations towards the European Union.
German Federal MP, Ms. Sevim Dagdelen who is also of Kurdish origin, released a statement which reads: "The systematic intimidation and threatening in Turkish domestic politics is being turned into the new doctrine of Turkey’s foreign policy orientation, affecting Cyprus and the EU."
Ms.Dagdelen was commenting on Turkey’s Prime Minister's recent statements in which he threatened that his country will freeze relations with the EU if the Republic of Cyprus assumes the EU Presidency during the second half of 2012 without a solution to the Cyprus problem.
The member of Germany’s Left Party also noted that her country, Germany, needs to uphold international law and unambiguously stand by the side of the Republic of Cyprus.