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President Derviş Eroğlu said that they are worried due to the statements made by Greece’s President Prokopis Pavlopulos and Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades during their joint press conference.

Eroğlu said that Anastasiades’ statements claiming that a solution will evolve from the ‘Cyprus Republic’ were worrying. He said such statements were contrary to UN parameters and to the spirit of a partnership in Cyprus.

Eroglu stressed that while the efforts are continuing to resume the negotiations, such kind of statements give harm to the efforts for solution of Cyprus problem and cause new doubts between both sides.

Furthermore, Eroğlu reminded that although Greece was a guarantor of 1960 Partnership Republic, she supported Greek Cypriot side to destroy partnership state in 1963 by force of arms. Eroğlu asked the question “Is Pavlopulos aware of the fact that Greek occupation in Cyprus was mentioned during the speech made on 19 July 1974 at the UN Security Council?”

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