Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 98-01-05
From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
-  Cyprus problem should be resolved peacefully
 Cyprus problem should be resolved peacefully
Cyprus wants a peaceful resolution of the Cyprus problem and it is up to
Turkey to choose a sensible policy that would secure its European course,
Government Spokesman, Manolis Christofides, said on Friday (2.1.98).
"Our long-standing policy is that the Cyprus problem should be resolved
peacefully", he said, pointing out that in the framework of a defence pact,
agreed with Greece, Cyprus is ready to confront Turkish aggression.
"Each country has its own defence authorities who say they are ready to
face any possibility if another country, in our case Turkey, opts for an
unacceptable offensive policy," Christofides said.
"It is therefore not an issue that depends on us but on Turkey, if it
chooses to follow an aggressive policy", he stressed.
"It is up to Turkey to take note of international reaction and choose a
policy that would secure its European course", he concluded.
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/