EU calls on Turkey to end Cyprus sea and air ban

The European Union, in the framework of the EU-Turkey Association Council that took place Monday in Luxemburg, has called on Turkey to implement the Ankara protocol, which will end Cyprus air and sea ban, and show commitment as regards the solution of the Cyprus problem, which is the unification of the divided island.

The EU-Turkey Council was chaired by Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos, whose country currently holds the six monthly EU presidency. Commissioner Stefan Fule represented the EC and Turkish European Affairs Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, attended the Council on behalf of Turkey.

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