Min­is­ter prods Turks on Cyprus

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De­fense Min­is­ter Nikos Den­dias has called on Ankara to ac­cept that Cyprus is an in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized state, not­ing that the move would be a boon for Turk­ish Cypri­ots.

In an in­ter­view with Kathimerini, Den­dias said it would be “in the ex­treme in­ter­est of Ankara, par­tic­u­larly in view of the po­ten­tial for ex­ploit­ing en­ergy re­sources and max­i­miz­ing the ben­e­fits for Turk­ish Cypri­ots...to ac­cept that there is a sin­gle and unique state on Cyprus which is rec­og­nized by the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity: the Cyprus Repub­lic.” Den­dias also ex­pressed cau­tious op­ti­mism for Greek-Turk­ish re­la­tions, say­ing he be­lieved a high-level coun­cil, which is to con­vene early next month in Athens, could be a “step­ping stone." He noted, how­ever that prob­lems could not dis­ap­pear “as if by magic.”

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