Cyprus’ European identity a pressure lever for solution, House President says

House of Representatives President Demetris Syllouris has said that Cyprus European identity and the dynamic flowing out of its position as an EU member should constitute the main pressure lever for a solution.

According to a Press and Information Office (PIO) press release Syllouris was addressing a memorial service in honour of the Kouklia Community fallen in the EOKA anti-colonial struggle of 1955 � 1959, the inter-communal strife of 1963 � 1964 and the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974 which resulted in the occupation of its northern third.

Referring to the Cyprus problem he said that the state of affairs today, with a semi-occupied country, an intransigent Turkey, which does not seem to be willing to talk with a view to finding a solution of the Cyprus problem should give us pause.

Source: Cyprus News Agency