The Turkish Cypriot leader, Dervis Eroglu, said that the upcoming Thursday meeting with Greek Cypriot president, Dimitris Christofias, may be the last one in a long series of direct negotiations regarding the reunification of Cyprus.
According to Anatolia news agency, one day before the two leaders’ meeting, Eroglu said that the Turkish-Cypriot side will wait for the decision of the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, concerning the calling of an international conference for the Cyprus Problem after he reads the report of his special advisor for Cyprus, Alexander Downer, on the progress of the reunification talks. Thus, holding another meeting with Christofias until then would be pointless.
“We will see what position the UN Secretary General will take after the report. We will review the decisions we have taken for the future accordingly”, Eroglu said.
After meeting with special advisor Downer, Eroglu stated that the UN aide had contacts with both sides and is expected to file his report to Ban Ki-moon by the end of March. Further talks could be held in UN headquarters in New York.