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Saturday, September 30, 2006

ekathimerini.com | Athens mulls EU plan for Cyprus

"Athens mulls EU plan for Cyprus

Athens is reportedly giving cautious consideration to a proposal being drafted by the European Union’s Finnish presidency to persuade Turkey to respect its obligations as an EU candidate state, including the recognition of Cyprus.

Diplomatic sources have told Kathimerini that Athens is pondering a European proposal, according to which the Turkish Cypriots would be permitted to conduct EU-monitored trade via the port of Famagusta, in northern Cyprus, if Ankara opens “some” Turkish harbors and airports to Cypriot vessels and aircraft."

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