The USA is doing what EU cannot or does not want to do
Turkish EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkır said: “USA realized present interests in Cyprus and a progress has been started in Cyprus due to the intervention of the USA. The USA is doing what EU cannot or does not want to do”.
In the statement given to a news agency, Volkan Bozkır pointed out that the negotiations in Cyprus are their parameters.
He said “There are some factors for the solution of the Cyprus problem, including territory and ports. We always made efforts to keep the negotiations and their factors concerning the solution of the Cyprus problem separate from the effects of the Cyprus problem on the EU negotiation process. In order to open a chapter, the provision of opening of Gazimağusa port is invalid, it can never be implemented and it is not an adequate subject for opening a chapter. Opening of Maraş (Varosha) as a residential place and some territorial exchanges should be dealt with altogether so that we can solve the Cyprus problem. One of the important factors can not be separated from the others for just opening a chapter not even for the EU membership. There is nothing Turkey can give for this.We are explaining this. Cyprus problem should stay in its own parameters and should be solved.