Anastasiades says Akinci had planned to leave talks beforehand

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Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has accused Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci of having planned to leave the negotiating table beforehand last week, in a bid to avoid being seen as intransigent with regard to Turkey’s demand to maintain troops on the island and the right to intervene in the event of a settlement.

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Anastasiades says Akinci had planned to leave talks beforehand

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has accused Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci of having planned to leave the negotiating table beforehand last week, in a bid to avoid being seen as intransigent with regard to Turkey’s demand to maintain troops on the island and the right to intervene in the event of a settlement.

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Tread carefully

The aggression being displayed by Turkey in the Aegean Sea over the past couple of months is cause for great concern and Athens needs to act with determination while keeping a cool head in its responses.

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