Talat: EU should inform Turkish Cypriots accurately

Turkish Cyprus President Talat and European Commission Vice President Wallstrom met in the Belgian capital of Brussels.

Talat: EU should inform Turkish Cypriots accurately

President Mehmet Ali Talat of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and European Commission Vice President and Commissioner for Institutional Relations & Communication Strategy Margot Wallstrom met in the Belgian capital of Brussels on Monday.

Speaking to reporters after the one-hour meeting, Talat said that he informed Wallstrom regarding his country's approach to the Cyprus issue.

"I told Mrs. Wallstrom that we are looking for a solution based on UN parameters. I also explained that whenever we go beyond the limits of these parameters, problems get bigger," Talat said.

Talat also said that actions needed to be taken by the EU in order to get positive results from the ongoing negotiation process in the island was on the agenda of his meeting with Wallstrom.

"EU should inform Turkish Cypriots accurately and it should transmit correct information to Brussels as well," he said.

Commenting on Turkey's EU bid, Talat said that he believed Cyprus issue would not block Turkey's membership process.

"I do not believe that it is impossible to solve the Cyprus problem. I think exactly the opposite. We should intensify the process and display all our capacity. I believe we will make progress and approach to a solution by this way," Talat said.

As part of his visit to Brussels, Talat is also scheduled to hold talks with EU Commissioner for Enlargeament Olli Rehn.

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