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Underlining that a solution is approached in the Cyprus talks after a long time, Turkish EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkır said that the national income difference between the parties in the island was effective in the rejection of the Annan Plan in 2004 by the Greek Cypriots in the referendum.

Stating that the then Greek Cypriot leader used the slogan ‘not to share the wealth of the south with the north’ Bozkır said that the mentioned difference is almost closed now.

Bozkır also pointed out that the leaders on the island have managed to destroy many taboos by taking important steps and he added that the will of the leaders towards the solution is very important.

Bozkır concluded his speech by saying: “I certainly believe that the Cyprus problem can be solved. It has become more solvable than the Syria issue, the problem of Ukraine, and the Palestinian issue”. 

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