The Special Adviser on Cyprus for the UN’s, Alexander Downer has made clear in an interview he gave yesterday for the newspaper ‘Yeni Duzen’ that as long as the Cyprus problem remains there is no hope for Turkey becoming a member of the European Union.
The recent events in the Turkish occupied Karpasia has caused turmoil among the enclaved Greek Cypriots living in the area.
On Sunday the Secretary of the Turkish Cypriot, United Cyprus Party Izzet Iztzan speaking at a meeting with a delegation from AKEL, said that Turkish Cypriots want to conduct a population census under UN supervision as suggested by the Greek Cypriot side.
In his statement after this morning’s meeting with President Christofias, Alexander Downer said that the two communities have agreed to conduct a population census.
An interesting article from a Turkish newspaper.
It has been agreed in yesterday’s meeting that next Thursdays President of the Republic Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu will have a working dinner in the presence of Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations on Cyprus, Alexander Downer
According to information uncovered by the newspaper Phileleftheros a scenario is being rumoured in Brussels in which Turkey is preparing to withdraw its bid for joining the EU