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Open your ports to Cyprus, Merkel tells Turkish PM

[ March 4, 2013   //   ]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan to open the country’s opens its ports and airports to ships and planes from the Greek part of Cyprus as a condition for EU membership when she visited Ankara on 25 February. Currently, Turkey bars operators that have also called in Greek Cyprus.

Merkel called on Turkey to recognise the Ankara Protocol of 2005 which guarantees access to Turkish ports and airports for all EU member states, including Cyprus.

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