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Olgun says UN blueprint is not "take it or leave it" kind of document
2002-11-11 12:30:07

By Apostolis Zoupaniotis United Nations, Nov 11 (CNA) ? Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash's advisor, Ergun Olgun, said the document which was presented to him by Sir Kieran Prendergast, the UN Undersecretary General for Political Affairs here Monday was not a "take it or leave it" kind of document.

Olgun told reporters after meeting Prendergast at the UN headquarters that he was going to take the document to Rauf Denktash, recovering from open- heart surgery in New York hotel, for his evaluation and he expected Denktash would make a statement later.|

"I have taken delivery of the ideas, the suggestions, that the United Nations has produced to have the process move forward", said Olgun.

" It's not a take it or leave it kind of document", Olgun pointed out, adding that he will take it to the ''president'', as he called the Turkish Cypriot leader "for his evaluation" and that Denktash "may make a statement later" which could be written.

When asked if he received one or two documents, Ergun said he was "not in a position to discuss the document".

To a question if Denktash would be leaving New York on Friday to return to the Turkish occupied north of Cyprus or would remain in the US for more discussions, Olgun said "after we see this (the document) we will make a decision".

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37 per cent of the island's territory.

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