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The European Council has expressed its deep concern over Turkey’s recent actions and statements, and reiterated that Ankara must respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the EU’s member states, Cyprus Mail reported.

At the same time, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, in a letter addressed to President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus, said he has informed the Turkish foreign ministry that the Republic’s proposed confidence building measures (CMBs) can pave the path towards the resumption of talks.

Borrell called on Turkey to study the CBMs as part of a wider effort to improve EU-Turkey relations. Borrell reiterated that stance, too, stating he will continue to press Turkey to handle the Varosha issue in accordance with the relevant EU and UN resolutions.

Anastasiades later wrote on Twitter that he briefed the council on Turkey’s aggressive behavior and continued illegal actions in Varosha. The president added that he also brought up Turkey’s “inadmissible insistence on a two-state solution.”

 

 

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