The Greek Cypriot side has dismissed allegations by Turkish Cypriot sources, published in the Turkish Cypriot media, that discussions on Sunday in the framework of the UN-led talks between Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, and Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, focused on Greece`s position as regards the issue of guarantees.
A Greek Cypriot source has told CNA that these allegations do not respond to reality, adding that a general discussion took place on Sunday that touched upon many issues and aspects of the Cyprus problem and did not at any time focus on Greece`s stance.
Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras, speaking after a meeting on Wednesday with President Anastasiades, said that Greece is involved actively in the issues of security. “Let me be clear, this matter can be settled in a multi-party framework on the basis of an agreement to abolish the anachronistic system of guarantees and the full withdrawal of Turkish troops from Cyprus,” he added.
The same source noted that there was no result on Sunday because of the general discussion that took place.
Anastasiades and Akinci conclude on Monday a second round of talks in Mont-Pelerin on territory, which began on Sunday, picking up from where they had left their discussions on November 11, when their first round of talks wrapped up.
They have been engaged in talks under the UN auspices since May last year, with a view to reunite Cyprus, divided since the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974, under a federal roof.