‘Try another path on Cyprus dis­pute’

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“NOW we need to try another path on the Cyprus [dis­pute].” This was the pro­nounce­ment of Turk­ish For­eign Min­is­ter Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Thurs­day in his open­ing speech at the In­ter­na­tional Young Diplo­mats Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gram.

Speak­ing at the event in Ankara, or­gan­ised by the Diplo­macy Academy, Mr Çavuşoğlu re­ferred to a se­ries of “frozen con­flicts” in­clud­ing Cyprus, Azer­bai­jan’s ter­ri­tory of Nagorno-Karabakh, Abk­hazia in Ge­or­gia, South Os­se­tia and Crimea, as well as on­go­ing con­flicts in Syria, Iraq, Ye­men and Libya.

Of the Cyprus peace process, he said: “We have been work­ing on find­ing a po­lit­i­cal so­lu­tion. We did our ut­most at the Cyprus con­fer­ence [in Switzer­land] last year, yet it failed.

“Elec­tions on the both sides [of the is­land] are over. Now we need to try another path. We have to come to an agree­ment on which is­sues we need to dis­cuss.”

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