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Movements in the diplomatic game are being made by those involved in view of expected developments in the Cyprus issue and also by the Euro-Turkish ones, who are in fact interconnected. Both the European Union and the Secretary General of the United Nations are monitoring the movements of the envoy of the International Organization, Maria Ángel Holguin Cuellar, in order to proceed with their own actions.

According to information, in front of the diplomatic chessboard the EU has taken a position, with the Germans having the upper hand at this stage but also Antonio Guterres.

As far as the EU is concerned .E., with protagonists, key players, the Germans, an attempt was made to include in the conclusions of yesterday's European Council, a reference to Euro-Turkish with a positive sign in terms of prospects.

In this regard, there was also a tripartite meeting of Chancellor Soltz , of the President of the European Council,Charles Micheland ofPresident Christodoulidis,on the sidelines of the Brussels Summit. Nicosia's request was that any positive reference to Euro-Turkish was linked to the Cyprus issue and the prospects of starting negotiations. After consultations at political and technocratic level, it was finally decided to wait for the UN initiative and to come back, possibly in April for discussion. In the background, according to informed sources, there was also French intervention, which facilitated Nicosia.

The Germans, for their own reasons, which have to do with interests in Turkey, wanted the reference to Euro-Turkish, however, in no case, as was evident from the handling, did they seek to bypass Nicosia

Berlin , after behind-the-scenes consultations, concluded as follows:

  • He will wait for the results of the intervention of G.G. and Mrs. Holgin and to determine whether occupying Turkey will respond to the new effort in the Cyprus issue.
  • He clarified that he is not at all negative to the appointment of a European envoy to the Cyprus >and will help in this direction. The German side believes that it should wait for results from the UN and then there will be an appointment, noting that it does not want, with any moves, to give the occupying side a reason to react and not cooperate.

Antonio Guterres

Regarding the Secretary-General of the United Nations, reports indicate he is poised to personally intervene in the initiative to push the effort forward. Although he has not yet opened his papers, it is also clear from the past that Mr. Guterres, despite his failures in the Cyprus issue, did not prevent him from personally intervening in Geneva as well. and in Cranes Montana. He took a risk and convened Conferences for Cyprus.

From New York it is reported that“at the right time”Antonio Guterres will “take it upon himself” and get personally involved. The Secretary General, with whom President Christodoulidis had a meeting in Brussels last Thursday, is closely following the progress of the new effort and has a comprehensive and complete picture of the positions expressed by those involved, which they have not been differentiated anyway.

Positive reception

It is clear that the initiative of Nicosia, the project “Amalthea”, the Larnaca-Gaza sea corridor for the transfer of humanitarian aid to the Palestinians, the international response that exists, has opened “big gates”. And it is obvious that the Republic of Cyprus is treated differently, which can raise issues that concern it and find a response. This obviously offers possibilities and opportunities for Nicosia, which already seems to be taking advantage of the “momentum”. This is, of course, expected to be seen later and everything will be judged by the result. It is, however, clear that Cypriot officials have realized that Cyprus is being treated differently.

The bad thorn

It is obvious that as far as the Cyprus issue, the discussions held by the envoy of the G.G. of the UN, have not made any difference to the impasse of the issue. Mrs. Maria Angel Holguin Cuellarattempts to break the deadlock. Although her mission has a defined framework and terms of reference, this does not prevent her from looking for other ways. She hasn't presented any formula, but one can draw conclusions from her volleys. It is based on the logic that since it is the Greek side that wants negotiations and not the Turkish side, Nicosia should provide incentives. In short, he asks to know what the Republic of Cyprus is willing to do”to give” for the Turkish side to come to the negotiations. In this logic, Nicosia has turned red.

How Mrs. Holgin will move will possibly be seen on her next trip to Cyprus, which is scheduled in a month. At the same time, it is clear that the bad thorn was and remains the British factor, which is constantly trying to promote ideas. In this case, the Foreign Office's effort is focused on the issue of sovereignty. In other words, to find a wording in relation to sovereignty that will overcome “the difficulties”. issue of sovereign equality. Although the issue is one of wording rather than substance, the Foreign Officethey insist on talking about “diversification” of the occupying side. After all, in London they know that sovereign equality means recognition of the secessionist entity and refers to afederal model, in which two states will work together as equal partners.

It is clear that the British are trying in every way to “inoculate” with theirideas and formulas primarily thenew envoy of the Secretary General, Maria Ángel Holguín Cuéllar. At the same time, they are trying to put pressure on Nicosia, promoting these ideas through third parties, inside and outside Cyprus.

He is annoyed and Erdogan shows it

< p>with Nicosia's geopolitical movements

Erdoğan's reaction, his extreme rhetoric against Nicosia, is connected to what is happening in the region and the role played by the Republic of Cyprus. It is not the reactions, but also the actions that take place on the ground on the island, that are random. They have to do with the implementation of plans, with obstacles that arise and a possible change of data in the region.

The Turkish President reacted with his statements about Cyprus, he showed his annoyance about the European Union-Egypt Conference , although it was clear that it was abilateral issue between E.U. and Cairo. It is noted that while there is an ongoing effort to reach out to Egypt, Ankara was surprised by the holding of the Conference.

At the same time, he strongly reacted and reacts with the “Amalthia” project. Support interventions by the US, the EU, and a number of countries in the Larnaca-Gaza sea corridor for the transfer of humanitarian aid to the people of Palestine have also disturbed the occupation Turkey. It is noted that in the equation of the geopolitical importance of the Republic of Cyprus, the upcoming movements in the Cypriot EEZ certainly come into play. EXHON MOBIL will soon drill in Plot 6 of the Cyprus EEZ in the “Glafkos” field, while the implementation planning of the electrical interconnection of Cyprus, Greece and Israel, “Great Sea Interconnector”, is also progressing. It is noted that the electrical interconnection for the region and especially for Cyprus, will remove the energy isolation of the island.

However, what Ankara sees through the developments is that Nicosia has managed to join the EU plans To the extent that the Union seeks or seeks to formulate a comprehensive policy for the region, a policy of intervention and emerging role, the Republic of Cyprus is useful and can be seen as necessary. This will largely depend on the management done from the Cypriot side as well.

All this affects the Turkish plans, they know it in Ankara and that is why they are reacting. It must of course be assumed that he will also take actions of a deterrent nature, but also actions of an extortionate content.

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Source: 24h.com.cy

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