Turkey urges Greece to contribute to Cyprus peace talks
Turkey has urged Greece to support efforts to reach a settlement on the Cyprus issue, Anadolu Agency reported.
"As one of the guarantor countries, Greece should extend constructive support and contribution to the process on island and to the goal to reach a comprehensive settlement by the end of this year," Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman Burak Ozugergin said Thursday in response to a question.
Ozugergin's remarks came two days after a statement by his Greek counterpart who alleged Tuesday that Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's recent visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) "contradicted UN resolutions on Cyprus."
"Turkey's efforts to secure a comprehensive solution by the end of 2009 are known to all those concerned," Ozugergin said, and added Davutoglu's visit to the TRNC aimed to that end.