German Council of Foreign Relations (DGAP) expert Christian Brakel indicated that there are positive signals about the Cyprus talks and some important results can be obtained in the summer months. Brakel said: “This will also be useful for Turkey’s EU process. If there will be no improvement on the Cyprus negotiations there is a risk to get into a vicious circle again.”
Brakel also made evaluations about the relations between the EU and Turkey. Indicating that Turkey’s interest towards the EU membership and reforms has decreased in comparison with before 2007, Brakel stated that the Cyprus problem is continuing to be one of the biggest challenges for the future of the process.