Cyprus settlement talks will be one landmark in EU-Turkey negotiations-Borrell

Cyprus settlement talks will be one landmark in EU-Turkey negotiations-Borrell

 

The EU will have to continue following closely the behaviour of Turkey using some landmarks and the development of the talks about the Cyprus settlement will be one of them.

This is what High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell told journalist on Monday evening on the sidelines of the Foreign Affairs Council.

Asked if he was going to discuss the Cyprus issue on Tuesday during his imminent meeting with Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, he said: “Yes, for sure we are going to talk about Cyprus, how [could we] not?”.

He added: “And in the following days and weeks, maybe until the summer, we will have to continue following closely the behaviour of Turkey, using some landmarks, some references, and the development of the talks about the Cyprus settlement will be one of them.”

He also said that the negotiations or the preliminary talks between Greece and Turkey will be another one.

Along with the development of the situation in Libya and that of the internal political situation in Turkey.

“We have to follow several indicators about the behaviour of Turkey…to ensure it is in a positive mood and wants to engage seriously in the negotiations with the bloc,” he added.

 

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