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Erdoğan holds the key to Cyprob solution: Anastasiades

18 August 2014

Greek Cypriot President Anastasiades has said that a solution to the Cyprus problem hangs, in no small measure, on the attitude of recently elected Turkish President Erdoğan, ‘Famagusta Gazette’ reports.

Speaking on Sunday, Anastasiades said that the coming months were critical to the ongoing peace talks.

He noted that if Erdoğan had good will towards finding a solution, this would become evident at the UN General Assembly in New York which takes place in September.

Anastasiades said that “according to information, Erdoğan appears decisive” towards contributing to a Cyprus solution. This, he noted, would become apparent in due course.

Further, the Greek Cypriot President expressed hope that Cyprus’ strategic allies and its European partners will become more active in pushing for results or some initiatives over Cyprus.

Referring to the UN General Assembly, in September, President Anastasiades said that consultations and activity, on the side-lines of the Assembly, would show whether the new Turkish President is willing to contribute substantially in ending the islands occupation by Turkish troops and in finding a lasting solution that would be appropriate for a European country.

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