Anastasiadis threatens to sink Merkel's agreement on refugees

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"A clear message to European leaders that they will not accept the opening of Turkey's accession funds, which have been blocked by Nicosia, if Ankara does not fulfill its obligations to the Republic of Cyprus," President Nikos Anastasiadis was quoted as saying by the Financial Times. ».

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The article is titled "Cypriot leader threatens to sink Merkel refugee agreement".

He quotes a statement by President Nikos Anastasiadis that "he will never accept to be pressured and will never give his consent, because otherwise he will have no choice but not to return to Cyprus."

The "Financial Times" also refers to the position of N. Anastasiadis that a possible acceptance of the Turkish requests for the refugee, without concessions from Ankara, would result in the Greek Cypriots to stop supporting the talks.

"Unfortunately," notes President Anastasiadis, "I could say that they are endangering the whole process and sacrificing the unique opportunity to find a solution to the Cyprus issue, putting us in such a difficult position."