We Rejected Solution 7 Times Since 1974By Anadolu News Agency (aa), Lefkosa (Nicosia)
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
The Greek Cypriot Administration’s former Foreign Minister Nikos Rolandis admitted that the Greek Cypriots rejected the opportunity for a solution to the Cyprus problem seven times since 1974.
In an interview with Alithia newspaper, Rolandis said that the Greek side “wasted valuable time” and that the ruling Cypriot government did nothing to solve the problem during its three years in office.
Rolandis said that after the Greek Cypriots rejected the Annan Plan in a simultaneous referendum held on the island, the status of the Turkish Cypriots remained undecided. ''Trains don’t arrive at all stations all the time, and when our train arrived, we missed it.''
Mr. Rolandis argued that a solution to Cyprus could not be based solely on the expectations of the Greek Cypriots.
''If a solution cannot be reached, we must be ready for the division of the island.''
Source : Zaman