Kotzias talks Cyprus at UN

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias informed United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki moon on Friday about his positions regarding the removal of Greek and Turkish troops from Cyprus as part of the effort to reunify the island.

“I stressed that as a guarantor power, we would like for us and Turkey to withdraw from Cyprus,” said Kotzias after the meeting in New York. The foreign minister said that if this does not happen, any solution on the island would be “illusory.”

Asked to comment on his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu’s claim that Ankara wants the Cyprus issue to be solved in 2015, Kotzias said, “If they want a quick solution, then they should leave the island quickly.”

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