Ertuğ: “We condemn the attacks made to Eide”

Drawing attention to the Greek Cypriot and Greece’s official circles and the Greek press’s making, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide’s words in an interview with the Greek Cypriot news agency, a subject and attacked and criticized him, Presidential Spokesman Osman Ertug, said : “We consider the attacks and criticisms on this topic as attacks to efforts of restarting process of negotiations from where it was left and to final analysis itself and condemn them.”

In his written statement Ertuğ wrote: “With the withdrawal of Greek Cypriot side from the table, at a time when a positive phase was reached on efforts to make negotiations restart after stalled for over 6 months, we can see that Greek Cypriot and Greece’s official circles, and the Greek press are making the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide’s words a subject and made a big noise of it”

Ertuğ noted that it’s not new in Cyprus for UN officials who have taken goodwill mission to be targeted and attacked and recent history is full of examples of this.