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Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that according to the Resolution of the European Parliament (EP) regarding the European Commission’s 2014 Progress Report on Turkey which was adopted in the EP Plenary Session on 10 June 2015, it is clear that the calls and the false allegations put forth in the Cyprus paragraphs of the Report negate the prevailing positive atmosphere on the Island. Besides, many of the assessments contained in the Report are not acceptable. The statement is as follows:

“We noted the positive expressions regarding the strong support towards the reunification of Cyprus on the basis of a fair, comprehensive and viable settlement in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the hope that the election of Mr. Mustafa Akıncı as President will open a new window of opportunity in the negotiation process. However, it is crucial to remind all parties concerned that support of the European Union to the negotiation process must be fair and balanced for a fruitful progress. Bearing in mind that the maintenance of the positive atmosphere created by the new session of talks on the Island is extremely important, it is necessary to underline that the support and positive calls of the relevant international actors interested in the Cyprus problem will greatly contribute to the conclusion of the negotiation process with a comprehensive settlement.

We expect that the European Union refrains from taking positions unilaterally on platforms where the Turkish Cypriot side is not represented. Instead of engaging in such negative moves which do not contribute to the resolution of the Cyprus issue, the European Union should take constructive steps in a way to encourage both Leaders for the ongoing negotiation process. We, once more reiterate the demand of the Turkish Cypriots for the right of representation at the European Union”.

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