My Foreign Office colleague, Minister of State Baroness Symons, said at the time: “The Turkish Cypriots can reasonably ask that they should not be the victims of this setback, and yet it is they who are left in limbo outside the European Union.
But what is now needed, surely, is to remove all discrimination against people who are, after all, citizens of the European Union and to prepare the Turkish Cypriots and their legislation and administrative practices for eventual European membership.” However, in limbo is exactly where the Turkish Cypriots have been left.
The status quo for the south is simply too comfortable.
The fundamental problem was – and remains – that the Greek Cypriots had no incentive to sign up to the deal.
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That would be far more likely to improve relations between the two communities than continuing the useless merry-go-round of further negotiations for a settlement that never can be.
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If the quid pro quohad been EU membership, a deal in my view would have been agreed.