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Letter To The Editor Of The New York Times

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This letter to the editor agrees with the view of Hugh Pope which points out the paradox of Turkey being elected and serving as a nonpermanent member of the United Nations Security Council, while for 35 years denying the Council's calls for Turkey to withdraw troops from Cyprus. All this, while Turkey seeks European Union (EU) membership, which requires the approval of all EU nations, Cyprus included. In 2004, the overwhelming majority of Greek Cypriots voted against the Annan Plan for a Cyprus solution, this was done because all of Turkey's key conditions were incorporated into the plan. The difficulty now, as then, is that Turkey has not moved one inch from its key conditions. A moderation of this position sufficient to fit into a solution on the lines indicated above would result in a win-win situation: the long-sought Cypriot reunification, and bringing Turkey closer to the EU.

Keywords:Cyprus; European Union; flexibility; Turkey; United Nations



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