Working visits and dirty tactics

Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Kotzias was in Cyprus this week. I have to offer my sympathies to all Greek officials visiting Cyprus, where protocol forces them to meet absolutely everyone.

Apart from the President and his counterparts, poor Greek ministers have to meet all political party leaders as well as the Archbishop. The gruelling schedule didn’t prevent the Greek FM from being oddly upbeat on the prospects of solving the Cyprob.

During talks with Anastasiades, Kasoulides and party leaders, Kotzias argued that Turkey will change its position on the issue of security and guarantees. According to Kotzias, Turkey is listening to what strong countries are saying about the need to abolish Ankara’s anachronistic security regime. Kotzias’ comments were pleasing to the ear, but I prefer to keep all options open on that.

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