Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 01-06-28
From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Thursday, 28 June 2001
-  Turkey called upon to comply with the Loizidou case ruling
-  Cyprus's EU course despises Turkish threats
 Turkey called upon to comply with the Loizidou case ruling
An Interim Resolution on the payment of just satisfaction in the case of
Loizidou against Turkey was adopted today by the Council of Europe at the
757th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies. The Interim Resolution 
concerning the violation of the applicant's right to property she owns in
the northern part of Cyprus "calls upon the authorities of the member
States to take such action as they deem appropriate to this end".
"If a country rejects to execute a judgment, this could lead to political
tensions" the Council of Europe Secretary General Mr Walter Schwimmer has
said, and referred to the interim resolution as "a step to put pressure on
a member country to comply with the judgment."
 Cyprus's EU course despises Turkish threats
"Turkey's threats have no place in Europe," Foreign Minister Mr Ioannis
Kasoulides said upon arrival to Cyprus from Brussels where he participated
in a symposium on the future of Europe. "Our resolve to join the EU, with
or without a settlement is not going to be shaken and my understanding is
that Europe's determination on this matter is not going to be shaken either,
" he added.
Invited to comment on recent remarks by his Turkish counterpart Mr Ismail
Cem that Cyprus' entry into the EU before a solution would create serious
problems to all concerned, Mr Kasoulides replied: "We are not going to
follow in Turkey's steps and play along with Ankara the threat game".
Mr Kasoulides also had a working lunch with US State Department Special
Coordinator for Cyprus Mr Thomas Weston, during which Mr Weston briefed him
on US efforts to restart the stalled UN-led peace talks. "These efforts are
directed towards the Turkish side," Mr Kasoulides said and added that Mr
Weston appeared "somewhat more optimistic than in the past about the
prospects for a resumption of the talks". The Turkish Cypriot leader Mr
Rauf Denktash had declared these talks dead last November and has since
refused to return to the negotiating table, demanding recognition of his
self-styled regime in Turkish occupied Cyprus.
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/