Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 20/10/2020 12:47 
19.09.2020 01:12 News >> Turkey Summons Greek Envoy On Despicable News Headline

Turkey Summons Greek Envoy On Despicable News Headline

There is no point in embarking on new initiatives in Cyprus which are doomed to fail, says Turkish foreign minister.

Turkey summoned Greece's envoy Friday for a despicable headline in a Greek newspaper about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to Ankara's foreign minister.
Mevlut Cavusoglu said the Foreign Ministry had a harsh response to Greek Ambassador Michael-Christos Diamessis for a vulgar headline in Greek newspaper, Demokratia, about Erdogan.
Cavusoglu told Anadolu Agency that it was natural for news outlets in both countries to criticize each other's politicians -- sometimes severely – but under the principle of freedom of the press, insults should not be evaluated this way.
This shows the level to which the newspaper has sunk, he added.
Cavusoglu expressed approval of a statement about the headline by the Greek Foreign Ministry, which he said strongly condemned the incident.
However, he stressed that there is no point in embarking on new initiatives in Cyrpus which are doomed to fail.
"We can't start again where we left off. It's not possible for us to start negotiations from the point that the Crans-Montana talks were launched. Now that the negotiations are over, it has failed," he said. "We have said over and over again that we will no longer negotiate for a federation on the Cyprus issue."
Cavusoglu stated that after his meeting with the President of the Greek Cypriot Administration Nikos Anastasiadis, he said that negotiating for a federation on the island would no longer be beneficial and that a two-state solution should be negotiated.
At an informal meeting during the UN General Assembly in New York, Anastasiadis said he could not find the necessary support from the international community for a two-state solution and shared his ideas that a confederation of two states would be healthier, Cavusoglu said.
He stated that Turkey recommended informal meetings between the two sides -- the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and the Greek Cypriot administration -- and three guarantor countries -- Turkey, Greece and the UK -- and with the UN after upcoming presidential elections in the TRNC.
Turkey's priority lies in options outside of a federation, underlined Cavusoglu. If two states, confederations or any other similar idea comes up, we can discuss them, Cavusoglu added.
In 1974, following a coup aimed at Cyprus' annexation by Greece, Ankara had to intervene as a guarantor power. In 1983, the TRNC was founded.
For many decades, talks were held to resolve the dispute, all of which ended in failure. The latest, held with the participation of the guarantor countries, ended in 2017 in Switzerland.
In 2004, the plan of then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for a solution was accepted by the Turkish Cypriots but rejected by the Greek Cypriots in referendums held on both sides of the island.
More recently, Greece has disputed Turkey's current energy exploration activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, trying to box in Turkish maritime territory based on small islands near the Turkish coast.
Turkey, the country with the longest coastline in the Mediterranean, has sent out drill ships to explore for energy on its continental shelf, citing that Ankara and the TRNC have rights in the region.
Dialogue about fairly sharing resources will be a win-win for all sides, say Turkish officials.
In a recent report, Guterres said that "new ideas" may be needed for settling the issue of the island. -



        Latest News
Turkic Nations Urged To Back Azerbaijan Over Karabakh 24 minutes ago...
‘Silence, inaction’ from Turkic nations over Upper Karabakh issue ‘upsets us,’ Turkish politician says.
Bosnia Commemorates 1St President Izetbegovic's Death 24 minutes ago...
Aliya Izetbegovic, one of most important Muslim thinkers of 20th century, remembered on 17th anniversary of his passing.
Mass Grave Of Daesh/ISIS Victims Found In Iraq's Kirkuk 24 minutes ago...
Grave contains remains of 45 Iraqis killed by Daesh/ISIS terrorists.
China's Influence Diminishes Amid Pandemic: Study -7 minutes ago...
India lost 'its position as future peer competitor to China', says Sydney based Lowy Institute.
'Iran's Stance On Upper Karabakh Benefits Occupation' -7 minutes ago...
End of Armenia's occupation, permanent stability in region to 'benefit everyone,' including Yerevan, Tehran, says expert.

 
      Top News
Turkish Police Arrest 28 FETO-Linked Terror Suspects Turkish Police Arrest 28 FETO-Linked Terror Suspects
75 Asylum Seekers Held In Southwestern Turkey 75 Asylum Seekers Held In Southwestern Turkey
Turkey To Send 2Nd Batch Of Aid To Azerbaijan Turkey To Send 2Nd Batch Of Aid To Azerbaijan
Europe Braces For 2Nd COVID-19 Wave With Tough Measures Europe Braces For 2Nd COVID-19 Wave With Tough Measures
Coronavirus Claims More Lives In Iraq, Kuwait, UAE Coronavirus Claims More Lives In Iraq, Kuwait, UAE
Turkey Lauds Tatar For N.Cyprus Presidential Runoff Win Turkey Lauds Tatar For N.Cyprus Presidential Runoff Win
Voting Ends In Presidential Runoff In Turkish Cyprus Voting Ends In Presidential Runoff In Turkish Cyprus
Greek Say On Search, Rescue Area 'Groundless': Turkey Greek Say On Search, Rescue Area 'Groundless': Turkey
Turkey Congratulates Azerbaijan On Independence Day Turkey Congratulates Azerbaijan On Independence Day
Azerbaijan Downs Another Armenian SU-25 Fighter Jet Azerbaijan Downs Another Armenian SU-25 Fighter Jet