Residential Commissioner Photis Photiou said on Sunday that Turkey must terminate its actions that have a negative impact on the prospect of resuming the Cyprus talks and show goodwill in order for the talks to take place in a positive and promising climate.
The Presidential Commissioner was speaking in Dali, at the unveiling ceremony of the bust of Marcos Pittas who died in Cyprus, in August 1974.
He said that the Government continues its efforts to find a just and functional solution of the Cyprus problem, with great responsibility and that despite Turkey’s stance, the
Anastasiades remains committed to negotiating a solution within the framework of the UN Secretary-General`s six parameters, the United Nations resolutions and the principles and values of the European Union.
Unfortunately, he noted, Turkey’s intentions are different as it becomes obvious through the unprecedented violation of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus in its exclusive economic zone. “Her goal is not a just and functional solution of the Cyprus problem, in accordance with international law, but a solution that brings Cyprus under her control and serves primarily her own interests”, he said.
Turkey, Photiou stressed, must “terminate the continuation of its actions that have a negative impact on the prospect of resuming the negotiations and show the same goodwill and willingness in order for negotiations to take place in a positive and promising climate”.