German foreign minister: Two-state solution for Cyprus not an option

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“Germany is solidly on your side. A solution can only be found based on the basis of United Nations resolutions.”

This is what German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said on Monday during a joint news conference with her Cypriot counterpart, Ioannis Kasoulides.

Baerbock mentioned that a two-state solution for Cyprus is not an option and Germany will keep pushing for a de-escalation of tensions on the island.

Cyprus was split after a 1974 Turkish invasion spurred by a brief coup engineered by the military then ruling Greece. Cyprus’s Greek government is not recognized by Turkey. Attempts over the years to broker peace between the two sides have failed.

Ioannis Kasoulides stated that “Partition cannot be a solution.”

“There are three elections coming up, in Cyprus, Greece and Turkey, and certainly efforts in moving forward to resuming a dialogue can only start after the Turkish elections,” he added.

Source: ekathimerini.com

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