Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou has stressed that “it is in the hand of the Turkish side, a united Cyprus Republic to assume the EU Presidency“.

Commenting on the statements made by Foreign Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu during his illegal visit to the Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus, Stephanou notes in a written statement that if the Turkish side cooperates for a solution of a reunited Cypriot state, then the two Cypriot communities could undertake the EU Presidency in the second half of 2012, in the framework of the reunified state.

The Turkish FM`s statements, Stephanou notes, “are part of the unacceptable and provocative communication policy of Turkey to shift its responsibilities to others for not achieving a solution of the Cyprus issue“.

Turkey, he adds, instead of accusing the Greek-Cypriot policy for so called obstruction at the talks, should be concerned about its policy which hinders the achievement of a solution.

Instead of making communicating tricks and trying to consolidate the faits accomplis of the Turkish occupation, Turkey should prove in deed its willingness to work for a solution based on the UN resolutions, which Ankara so far has not implemented, he stresses.

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