EU official expects Turkey to contribute to resumption of Cyprus talks, respect European Court rulings

It is imperative for Turkey to undertake responsible actions and contribute in concrete terms to an environment conducive to a swift resumption of the Cyprus settlement talks, an EU official said on Friday. Replying on behalf of European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, to a letter by professor Andreas Orphanides, a Greek Cypriot refugee with property in the Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus, Katarzyna Marzec, the Commission’s Turkey Acting Head of Unit, also said that the bloc continues to be guided by the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions regarding Varosha “which must be respected in full.”

Brussels also expects from Turkish authorities to follow-up on the legally binding rulings by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Marzec added.

Source: Cyprus News Agency