Anastasiades:Turkey needs to contribute to overcoming Cyprus differences

Turkey needs to contribute to overcoming Cyprus differences, Anastasiades tells UN General Assembly

Though political parties were on Tuesday expecting President Nicos Anastasiades to set out his ‘red lines’ on the Cyprus talks during his address to the UN General Assembly in New York, he limited himself to saying that Turkey should turn its rhetoric into action, and that a reunified Cyprus did not need guarantors.

Anastasiades spoke of a settlement that would lead to the evolution of the Republic of Cyprus to a federal state, in a bizonal, bicommunal federation with political equality, a single sovereignty, a single international legal personality and a single citizenship.

It would be a state that would continue to be a member of the UN, the EU, and numerous other international organisations and whose sovereignty, territorial integrity and constitutional order “will not be constrained by anachronistic systems of guarantees by third countries and the presence of foreign   troops on the island”, he said.


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