Eroğlu slams Christofias on lack of courage

Eroğlu slams Christofias on lack of courage

Turkish Cypriot President Dervis Eroğlu said criticized his Greek Cypriot counterpart, Demetris Christofias, on Jan. 28, saying he was afraid of his own people and lacked “courage to sign an agreement in Cyprus.”
Eroğlu also slammed the Greek Cypriot side for not taking any positive steps and said they had made very little progress. Turkish European Union Minister Egemen Bağış further chided the union over its policy toward the Greek Cypriot administration. Eroğlu arrived in Nicosia on Jan. 28 after attending a tripartite meeting with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Christofias in Greentree, New York. 

Speaking to reporters, Eroğlu said Ban could hold an international conference on Cyprus at the end of March or beginning of April depending on the report of his special adviser on Cyprus, Alexander Downer. Before the Greentree talks, Christofias had said it would take “a miracle” to make progress in the summit.

NICOSIA - Anatolia News Agency