Cyprus Government calls on Cavu?o?lu to reveal Turkish proposal on security and guarantees

Cyprus Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides has called on Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to make public his proposal on the issue of security and guarantees in Cyprus.

Speaking on Monday to reporters in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Christodoulides expressed sorrow over some public statements made by the Turkish Foreign Minister.

Some probably do not realize how serious and how crucial these moments are, he said, adding that they may have other considerations or perhaps they are in a difficult situation and make statements, which in no way reflect the actual state of affairs.

Christodoulides said that the Cypriot people are following developments closely and they really want to reach an outcome in the talks here in Switzerland.

He urged Cavusoglu to speak out in public about the Turkish proposal, as this was submitted on the issue of security and guarantees.

The Conference on Cyprus began last Wednesday, to help find a negotiated settlement to reunite Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion.

Cavusoglu is said to have claimed that a step backwards was made in relation to the Greek Cypriot proposals and a step forward in connection with the Turkish Cypriot proposals.

UN-facilitated peace talks are currently underway in this Swiss ski resort with a view to finding a negotiated settlement to reunite Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion, under a federal roof. Greece, Turkey and the UK participate in the talks, in their capacity as guarantor powers of the Republic of Cyprus, in accordance with the 1960 treaties which established the Republic.

Source: Cyprus News Agency