"'Europe Understands us Better After Dec. 17'
By Cihan News Agency
Published: Thursday 27, 2005
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Prime Minister Mehmet Ali Talat has said that Europe understands Turkish Cypriots better after the December 17, 2004 European Union (EU) summit. While in the EU capital of Brussels for meetings, Talat told Cihan news agency that Europe has been this understanding before.
During his visit, the TRNC Prime Minister met with the EU Commissioner for Enlargement, Olli Rehn. Talat said that the meeting focused on increasing efforts to end the TRNC's economic isolation.
Talat also met with EU Common Security and Foreign Policy High Representative Javier Solana and Nicolas Schmit, EU Term President and Luxembourg's Minister for European Affairs. "
ZAMAN DAILY NEWSPAPER (2005012715988)