FM critical of T/C side's stance in Cyprus negotiations

Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas sharply criticised the stance of Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, speaking here during an interview with London's Greek-language radio station.

Droutsas, who met with British leadership during a two-day visit to London, emphasised that the T/C leader is merely avoiding participation, "with productive positions", in the negotiation process for a solution to the long-standing Cyprus problem.

"On the one hand we have Republic of Cyprus President Demetris Christofias, who has proved throughout this entire period, from the commencement of the talks over the Cyprus issue, which he is promoting, processing and presenting positive positions and proposals. Conversely, on the other side, we have a Turkish Cypriot side, which is represented by Mr. Eroglu, which does not allow us the opportunity to say that he is presenting in the same productive his proposals," Droutsas said, adding that Eroglu's positions and approach "remind us of bygone times, antiquated ideas".

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