Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DefMin Demetris Eliades says Cyprus will not play the game of threats with Turkey

2011-09-12 17:53:48
Defence Minister Demetris Eliades has called on Turkey to cooperate for a political settlement in Cyprus to render the country an island of freedom, peace and cooperation where all legitimate citizens can live in safety and peace, enjoying the wealth of their homeland.

Eliades told a local radio station that during talks he had with Greek National Defence Minister Panos Beglitis they discussed issues of mutual interest in the framework of their permanent cooperation and coordination.

The Minister said that relations between Greece and Cyprus are excellent and that the Greek government firmly supports the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of the Republic of Cyprus.

He stressed that we are not going to get engaged in the game of threats and provocations played by Ankara, adding that Cyprus and Greece pursue normal relations in the region and are working for stability with seriousness, responsibility and compliance with international law.