According to Ankara Anatolia news agency (07.04.13), Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had a joint press conference with US State Secretary John Kerry, who paid an official visit to Turkey on the weekend.

Regarding Cyprus problem, Davutoglu said that a “window of opportunity” was opened following the elections in the Republic of Cyprus, and if this opportunity was assessed right, it would be the right time to take action for a permanent peace in Cyprus. He also said: “We expect the US to follow this issue closely”.

Moreover, under the title: “Cyprus on the agenda”, Turkish Cypriot daily Hurriyet (17.04.13) reported that the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was going to carry out today a meeting with the USA Foreign Minister John Kerry, which was described as critical for the future of Cyprus and the Middle.

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Referring to Cyprus, the paper writes that Turkey will demand the evaluation of the opportunity which was created because of the economic crisis in the Greek Cypriot side, for a viable peace in Cyprus.

According to the paper, Davutoglu will point out also during the meeting with Kerry, that the insistence of the Greek Cypriots to unilaterally continue the oil exploration activities in the Mediterranean and to continue claiming the natural resources, will constitute the reason for a new tension in the region. The paper adds that in case that the Greek Cypriots insist in their stance, Turkey will make a warning, that the “TRNC” in its turn, will intensify its oil exploration activities in the “north”, it will unilaterally use its natural resources and will also intensify the process for the official division of the two “sides” in the island.
(AK)

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