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Cyprus talks: The desire of having is the sin of covetousness

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At the beginning of the Crans-Montana summit on Cyprus, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres provided the process with a golden touch, asking the two sides to prepare packages answering all six chapters of a probable Cyprus compromise deal.

While the Turkish side remained mum, as always the Greek Cypriot side leaked the framework paper that the U.N. secretary-general presented on June 30. In leaking it they distorted the document in a manner as if to suggest that the secretary-general supported the Greek Cypriot “zero guarantee,” “zero unilateral intervention right” and “zero rotation” position.

It was thus demonstrated once again that in order to achieve its goals the Greek Cypriot-Greek side can even leak distorted documents.

“I have to make this proposal,” Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades had told a session of the advisory National Council composed of party leaders. He was protested. His spokesman submitted his resignation in indignation over the protests. Cyprus Mail reported that Solidarity leader Eleni Theocharous, who unlike the other party leaders had declined Anastasiades’ invitation to join him at Crans-Montana, leaked to Greek Cypriot media........

© Hürriyet Daily News