"Cyprus dismisses efforts to ease Turkey’s EU path
By Jean Christou
THE GOVERNMENT said yesterday it saw no reason to make sacrifices to smooth Turkey’s path to the EU, when the obligation was on Ankara to fulfil its obligation to the bloc.
Spokesman Christodoulos Pashardis was commenting on reports that the US had come up with a plan to resolve the issue of the EU customs union protocol obliging Turkey to open its ports and airports to Greek Cypriot traffic.
Ankara has been told by the EU that it must fulfil its obligation in 2006. Turkey’s accession source is coming up for review at the end of October and it appears the international community is scrambling to avoid another Turkey-Cyprus crisis within the bloc."
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