Statements by Eroglu on his way to BrusselsTurkish Cypriot daily Gunes (13.07.11) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu made statements at the occupied airport of Tymvou and at the Ataturk airport in Istanbul prior his visit to Brussels.

Eroglu, speaking before his departure from the occupied airport of Tymvou, said that he will discuss the outcome of the Geneva meeting with EU officials as well as the views and expectations of the Turkish Cypriot side regarding the lifting of the “isolation” imposed on the Turkish Cypriots.

Eroglu will meet with the President of the EU Parliament Jerzy Buzek tomorrow morning and with the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso in the same day. Eroglu said that he will also meet with the European Commissioner for Enlargement Stefan Fule on Thursday, adding that he is in a continuous dialog with Fule and they talk over the phone very often.

Commenting on Talat’s statements that he may sabotage the Cyprus talks, Eroglu said that he is surprised because Talat’s statements were made after the Geneva meeting, during a positive period.

Moreover, Eroglu, before his departure from Istanbul’s Ataturk airport to Brussels, reiterated that October is an important month for the Cyprus talks, adding that the two leaders are set to launch an intensified round in their UN-brokered settlement talks to work out some hard-to-solve issues till next October that might facilitate an agreement. He also said: “We can say that October is some kind of a deadline that would help the UN chief decide whether he could continue as a mediator. October will be a critical month which would show if there would be any settlement.”

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