Turkey’s stance in 2017 did not allow negotiations to continue, Greek Cypriot negotiator says

Greek Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis on Saturday said that it was Turkey’s rejection of two of the six points of the framework presented by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that did not allow for the negotiations in 2017 on the Cyprus issue to continue.

Speaking at the 12th Annual Symposium of the Municipality of Kerynia, on the role of the international community in reaching a just solution to the Cyprus problem, Mavroyiannis refrained from commenting on documents leaked to the press regarding the 2017 negotiations in Crans Montana, Switzerland.

He said though that at that critical moment, “Turkey rejected two of the six points of the Guterres framework, the first one being the abolition of the system of guarantees and the second one the withdrawal of the Turkish troops from the island.

Source: Cyprus News Agency