Turkish Cypriot President Eroglu says Greek Cypriot side did not present a proposal in Geneva summit
President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Dervis Eroglu said the Turkish Cypriot side was not satisfied with the meeting in Geneva hosted last week by UN Chief Ban Ki Moon.
Eroglu told reporters Monday in Lefkosa that Greek Cypriot side did not make any proposals in Geneva, and rejected the proposals presented by the Turkish Cypriot side.
He said the purpose of the Geneva meeting was for parties to present practical plans, expressing his frustration over the failure of the Greek Cypriot side to present any proposals.
"We said we were not satisfied because the Geneva meeting did not produce a result that would make us see ahead. We actually expected this meeting to produce a result, so that we could actually reach a conclusion in our third meeting with Mr. Secretary-General," said Eroglu.
Eroglu said the Greek Cypriot Side was reluctant to reach a solution in the island, but there were a few ways to force them to compromise for a solution. He said the EU's decision dated April 2006 for removal of the embargo on TRNC, could be an important leverage against the Greek Cypriot side, calling on the EU to fulfill its promise.
UN Chief Ban Ki Moon brought together Eroglu and Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias in Geneva on January 26, aimed at adding a momentum to talks.
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