"Gul: Turkey and TRNC Did Their Part, Next Step is the Greeks'
Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said that unless there was a permanent solution acceptable to all sides on the Cyprus issue, it will be impossible to recognize the Greek Side.
'Recognition as a part of a permanent solution can be possible,' said Gul. After meeting yesterday with Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Foreign Minister Serdar Denktas, Gul disclosed that Turkey and the TRNC fulfilled all their obligations and said going forward, the Greek Cypriots would have to take a step. The world's attention is on the Greeks, Gul noted, 'They will say, since you have rejected the referendum, let's see what you want to do.' Serdar Denktas said it was impossible to achieve a solution by October 3rd. Denktas then clarified his statement that if Turkey leaves, they would start an armed struggle by saying, 'Since Turkey cannot leave Cyprus there is no need for intifada.' "
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