The president of the Greek Cypriot Administration, Nikos Hristodolis, has expressed a strong support for closer relations between the European Union (EU) and Ankara. Hristodolis stated that the development and resolution of the Cyprus problem should form the basis of these closer relations.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who recently visited the island, emphasized the importance of taking Turkey’s actions on the Cyprus issue into account when evaluating general relations with the EU.
Peace talks to address the long-standing dispute between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots came to a standstill in 2017. Nicosia is calling for the EU to appoint an envoy to oversee efforts to revive the talks, with the possibility of the United Nations playing a supportive role in the negotiations.
Tensions between the two communities in Cyprus have led to the deployment of a United Nations Peace Force along the 180-kilometer-long ceasefire line. This force has been patrolling the region since 1963.
As the situation continues to unfold, it is crucial for all parties involved to work towards finding a peaceful and lasting resolution to the Cyprus issue. Stay informed with the latest updates by following NTV on social media.