Turkey accused today Cyprus government
for the failure of talks sponsored by United Nations for the
reunification of the Mediterranean island by making no concession in
favor of the agreement.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, Ankara and the Turkish Cypriot
delegation 'made every constructive effort from the beginning, clearly
demonstrating to the UN, the European Union and the other guarantors
that the Turkish side really wanted the resolution '.
contrary, he considered that the island's entry into the EU in 2004 led
to the current situation of stagnation between both communities and the
Greek Cypriot side 'did not adopt any constructive attitude' during the
Yildirim noted the Turkish government would
maintain its tendency to resolve the conflict, but also showed its
commitment to continue defending the Turkish community of the Island to
prevent them from losing their rights.
The negotiations came to
an end last night amid tensions and mutual accusations, without UN
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres being able to close the gap opened
between the parties.
'Unfortunately the agreement was not
possible and the conference was closed without the possibility of
reaching a solution to this dramatic and lasting problem,' Guterres told
a news conference.
After two years of intense work by the UN,
the failure of the talks brought an end to a process that was trying to
seek a lasting solution to the conflict of more than four decades, since
in 1974 the Island was divided between its greek and Turkish