We wonder why Mr. Eide is giving interviews only to Greek-language print media. We are anxious to see when he will speak to a Turkish newspaper and explain Turkey’s responsibility for the collapse of the talks.
Meanwhile, we ask him to clarify something. During the dinner of 6 July, did the Turkish Foreign Minister in fact accept the abolition of “rights of intervention” and the Treaty of Guarantee from the first day of the Cyprus problem’s resolution, as Mr. Eide clearly stated in one of his many interviews?
Because it is our conviction that the Turkish Foreign Minister stated the opposite both in the Conference and publicly. Unless Mr. Eide was at another Conference or wanted to hear something else.
It appears that Mr. Eide is making statements as someone who intends to resign from the post of UN mediator in favour of taking up what would apparently be the more satisfactory position of spokesperson for the Turkish government. What he said in the same interview, that “Mr. Cavusoglu didn’t put it exactly that way,” is indicative of the shift he is making.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic