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Euobserver: Cyprus asks to make Turkish an EU language

Euobserver: Cyprus asks to make Turkish an EU language

Cyprus has asked the Dutch EU presidency to make Turkish an official EU language, in a “gesture” that could help reunification and improve EU-Turkey relations. Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades filed the request in a letter, seen by EUobserver, on 17 February to Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders and to a senior EU civil servant, Jeppe

Anastasiades initiative for including Turkish among official EU languages welcomed

Turkish Cypriot daily Detay newspaper (20.01.16) reports that Baris Burcu, spokesman of the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, has described as “good intentioned initiative” President Anastasiades decision to launch an initiative for including the Turkish language among the official EU languages. The paper notes that this initiative was welcomed with joy in the occupied area

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