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Acting President rejects Turkish proposal for Greek-Turkish visit

Yiannakis Omirou

Acting President and House President Yiannakis Omirou on Saturday rejected a proposal submitted by Turkish Foreign Ministers Mevlut Cavusoglu that he and his Greek counterpart Evangelos Venizelos visit Cyprus together and hold separate meetings with President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu.
Press reports suggested that Cavusoglu proposed he and Venizelos visit Anastasiades after he returns to Cyprus from New York where he underwent heart surgery, but also cross to the north to meet Eroglu.
Commenting on press reports, Omirou rejected the proposal noting that this aimed to portray an image of separate entities in Cyprus as well as to give the impression that the Cyprus problem was a dispute between Greece and Turkey.
“Therefore Cavusolgu`s proposal is categorically rejected as the intended visit to the north and the south, as they say, to aims to present the existence of two entities, that is, to equate of the Republic of Cyprus with the illegal regime in the occupied areas,” he said.
“This proposal is not new, it has been tabled by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu that he and his Greek counterpart Antonis Samaras should visit both north and south and this is rejected in the most strong manner,” he concluded. (CNA)

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