Media sources: "Turkey vetoed UN's move"
By Nikolaos Stelgias
Amid the high tensions in the Middle East, there is a critical allegation that directly concerns the relationship between Turkey and the United Nations in Cyprus.
According to media sources in Nicosia, Turkey has used its veto power to block the appointment of a new UN representative on the Cyprus issue. However, this claim has yet to be officially confirmed.
The UN's recent discussions regarding the appointment of a new envoy for Cyprus have been positively received by the Greek Cypriot side.
The Cypriot government spokesman Konstantinos Letymbiotis stated on Friday that the appointment of a new UN envoy holds excellent significance to Nicosia. He also mentioned that there was no official information received by their side regarding Turkey's alleged veto of the new UN step.
According to Letymbiotis, the UN proposal for the appointment of a UN envoy has yet to be rejected by the Turkish side. There has yet to be any official information regarding the appointment from the Turkish side. The focus is on making constructive efforts and taking the initiative to resume negotiations to settle the Cyprus problem. The priority is to select a person who can explore the possibility of restarting negotiations based on a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation based on political equality by the UN Security Council resolutions.