Turkey's EU minister invites Christofias to football game
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
AA photoTurkish EU Minister Egemen Bağış has invited Greek Cypriot President Demetris Christofias to a football game in Istanbul with a message he posted on his personal Twitter account today.
"[President Christofias] was looking for a reason to come to Istanbul. He should come with [Turkish Cypriot President Derviş] Eroğlu for Fenerbahçe's match with Limassol," Bağış tweeted today, inviting Christofias to the Europa League encounter between Fenerbahçe and Greek Cypriot AEL Limassol in Istanbul on Nov. 8. Bağış added that he would buy a round of coffee for the two leaders after the game ends.
Bağış also said Greek Cypriots should seek help from Turkish Cyprus if they were not sure whether they could ensure the safety of the players of Fenerbahçe for the two teams’ other Europa League clash, an Oct. 25 tilt that will be played in Greek Cyprus.
"Greek Cypriots have a poor record in protecting Turkish teams. They should seek help from Turkish Rep. of Northern Cyprus 4 Fenerbahce game," Bağış tweeted.