President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades has said that Turkey`s stance has lead to a deadlock at the Crans Montana talks last July, wondering whether any other country would accept the continuation of the anachronistic system of guarantees, or the presence of a foreign country`s army on its territory.
US President Donald Trump’s latest bi-monthly report makes reference to the period after the failed Crans-Montana talks over the Cyprus problem, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Tuesday.
Talks on Cyprus collapsed in the early hours of Friday, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said after a final session.
Turkey will not accept a full withdrawal of its troops from Cyprus or abolishing guarantees Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, on the sidelines of the Cyprus Conference in Switzerland’s Crans-Montana.
Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said Greece is fighting to open talks on the issues of security and guarantees at the Cyprus Conference which started on Wednesday in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, adding that “a great step” has been made.
The UN-hosted Conference on Cyprus in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, opens today with a discussion on the chapter of "Security and Guarantees".
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Tugrul Turkes, responsible for Cyprus Affairs, said the Cyprus conference at Crans-Montana is held “forcibly” by the UN.