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Cyprus takes action at the UN over Erdoganís anti-solution statements
2011-07-22 09:34:45

Cyprus’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Minas Hadjimichael, denounced the Turkish Prime Minister’s recent statements over Cyprus, calling on the United Nations to make note of these statements in the UN Secretary General's report on his good offices in Cyprus, due to be delivered to the Security Council members early next week.

Ambassador Hadjimichael underlined that Mr. Erdogan’s statements subvert the agreed basis of the solution to the Cyprus problem and do not converge in any way with the UN Secretary General's statement following the meeting between the UN chief and the leaders of the two communities on July 7 in Geneva.

According to diplomatic sources in New York, UN officials concurred that Erdogan’s statements are not in any way supportive of the efforts to solve the Cyprus problem, however it is uncertain whether these statements will be incorporated in the report.

Security Council members are due to be briefed on the Cyprus issue by the UN Secretary General's Special Advisor on Cyprus Alexander Downer at the end of August.

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