Downer: No Cyprus Problem Solution – No EU for Turkey

The Special Adviser on Cyprus for the UN’s Secretary General, Alexander Downer has made clear in an interview he gave yesterday for the Turkish Cypriot newspaper ‘Yeni Duzen’ that as long as the Cyprus problem remains there is no hope for Turkey becoming a member of the European Union, also stated that in case of a solution he can guarantee Turkey’s EU membership. Moreover he stated that the so called ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ will never be recognised and when asked if it will be recognised in case the talks fail and Greek Cypriot’s are to blame he explained that this will not possibly to happen.