Solana: “Turkey did everything it had to do regarding the Cyprus problem”Turkish Cypriot illegal Bayrak television (05.05.11, online) reports that Javier Solana, former EU’s High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy commented on Turkey’s EU process and the Cyprus problem, in a conference organized by Sabanci University at Washington.
Solana said that Turkey and the European Union need each other politically and economically and said that Turkey’s accession will bring many strategic advantages to the EU.
Solana alleged that Turkey did everything that it had to on the Cyprus problem and added that additional efforts must be done in order to solve problems and sustain the Turkey-EU negotiations.
Moreover, pointing out at requests coming from the EU regarding Turkey opening its ports to Greek Cypriots, Solana said: “I do not think that it is something tragic to do so. It is a difficult matter, but not a dramatic problem. The first step between them must be done.”