Turkey supports sustained peace in Cyprus, the country's President Abdullah Gul said at a joint news conference with the President of Northern Cyprus Mehmet Ali Talat, TRT 2 reported.
"Turkey will support holding a referendum on joining the EU, if it is decided so," said Gul.
The Cyprus issue is not only a problem of the Greek Cypriot with the Turkish population, but also the problem in the Turkey-Greece relations, said Gul.
Turkey keeps about 30,000 soldiers in the north of Cyprus. The island has been divided by a military force, when the 1974 coup in the south of Cyprus gave a pretext to Turkey as a guarantor of the independence of the island for military invasion. Under the UN resolution, a bi-zonal bi-communal federation must be formed after unification of Cyprus.