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Famagusta return dangled in front of Turkey

Famagusta return dangled in front of Turkey

Cyprus government sources have confirmed that the island could remove its veto for Turkey’s accession into the EU if Famagusta is returned to its rightful owners. Germany is ready to accelerate Turkey’s EU accession process, German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed after meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Merkel’s statement came as she visited Turkey

Cyprus says cannot consent to lifting veto on Turkey EU chapters

Cyprus said on Monday it would not end its opposition to Turkish accession negotiations with the European Union, saying the reasons it had blocked them in the first place remained valid. European Union leaders last week pledged to ‘re-energise’ long-stalled accession negotiations with Ankara in return for its help in tackling a migration crisis that