Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and the Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkır stated that if it is acknowledged that natural gas in Cyprus belongs to the whole island, it will be possible to recall Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa Vessel.
Stating that parameters of the Cyprus issue have been compromised Bozkır said that solution of the Cyprus issue is easier than solution of the issues in Syria, Ukraine and Palestine.
In his press statement after meeting with EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, Bozkır said:
“The key point is the enrolment that the so-called natural gas reserves in Cyprus belong to the whole island. If it is acknowledged that the natural gas in Cyprus belongs to the whole island, it will be possible to recall Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa vessel. We think that it is not such a tough issue. We hope that in the near future our suggestions will be accepted by Greece and South Cyprus.”