MUĞLA - Anatolia News Agency
EU Minister Egemen Bağış has mocked Greek
Cyprus over the current economic crisis it is experiencing, arguing the situation is thought-provoking in terms of the European Union’s foundation philosophy.
“It is really thought-provoking that a country that possesses the bloc’s rotating presidency is in a position to declare its bankruptcy in terms of the European Union’s founding philosophy. But the position of Greek
Cyprus does not make [Turkey] happy. To hit the country when it’s down has no place in our culture. God help them,” Bağış said yesterday in the southwestern province of Muğla.
Underlining that the improving Turkish Cyprus is ready to help the south, the minister said the Greek
Cypriot administration could get loan from the north just as it gets its electricity and water when they need it.
“If Christofias is anxious over the economic crisis and wants to apply to Turkish Cyprus we are ready to lend a hand to Greek
Cypriots as their neighbor. Probably Greek
Cyprus sees the cost of blocking Turkey’s EU membership. If they would accept the Annan Plan then a ‘united Cyprus’ would be one of the prosperous country in the world,” Bağış said.
The economic crisis was a result of non-logical obstinacy of Greek
Cypriots, Bağış said adding he hoped upcoming elections in February would pave the way for an administration that takes into account the principle of political equality of the two communities.