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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

The Journal of Turkish Weekly:Turkish Opposition Leader Baykal: People Will Never Forget Cyprus

"Turkish Opposition Leader Baykal: People Will Never Forget Cyprus
Deniz Baykal, the leader of Republican People's Party CHP reacted at Prime Minister Erdogan who said that 'We can not sacrifice our EU membership to the conflict between the South and the North in Cyprus.'

Taking the floor at Turkish Parliament during the budget talks, Baykal said that 'If such a thing happens, this nation will leave you aside, but not Cyprus!'

In the parliamentary budget session that turned into a battle field over Cyprus, Baykal recalled that after introducing the final declaration of the EU summit as a Holiday for Turks, the government had handed a note to it for the permanent derogations. He also criticised the approach of the AKP government towards Cyprus, saying that 'This people will never put Cyprus at stake.'"

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