Merkel's using Greek Cypriot language sad: German Greens co-chair

The Co-chair of German Greens Party, Cem Ozdemir, said that it was sad to see Merkel using the language of Greek Cypriots in a recent visit made to southern Cyprus.

Merkel's using Greek Cypriot language sad: German Greens co-chair

The Co-chair of German Greens Party, Cem Ozdemir, said Thursday that it was sad to see German Chancellor Angela Merkel using the language of Greek Cypriots in a recent visit made to southern Cyprus.

Speaking to the AA, Ozdemir said that those who voted in favor of a referendum for reunion in Cyprus were the people living in the north.

Greek Cypriots living in the south of Cyprus voted "no" in the referendum and closed the door for reunion, Ozdemir said.

A decision taken by the EU Council of Ministers to end the sanctions on northern Cyprus was unsuccessful after the Greek Cypriots vetoed it as a member of the EU, Ozdemir stressed.

Turkey must open her ports to products coming from southern Cyprus. But this must take place simultaneously with ending the unjust embargo applied on northern Cyprus. Those who want the reunion in the island of Cyprus must place pressure on both sides to adopt the peace plan offered by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. All other steps taken will only make the problem in Cyprus permanent, Ozdemir also said.


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