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Cyprus should utilise its EU member-state status to exert pressure on Turkey, House President says
CNA - CYPRUS/Nicosia 16/07/2017 12:26

Cyprus utilising its European identity should exert pressure on Turkey to change the future developments on the Cyprus question, House of Representatives President Demetris Syllouris has said, adding a Cyprus settlement remains our priority.

“The Cyprus problem, as our priority, remains the most important issue on the present and the future of our country,” Syllouris said addressing a national memorial service to commemorate the heroes of the community of Kampos during the 1974 coup d’etat and the Turkish invasion.

Speaking in the backdrop of the failure of the Conference of Cyprus in Crans Montana, Switzerland, Syllouris said Turkey’s priorities seem to focus on the strengthening of the occupying regime, illegally and unilaterally declared in northern Cyprus in 1983, and the political and diplomatic exploitation of the resolution process aiming to have poli


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