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U.N. Considers 'Two-State Solution' in Cyprus

   
InternationalAfter reports in the Greek media that Greek-Cypriot administration leader, Tassos Papadopoulos, would make a suggestion for a 'two-state' solution, the United Nations (UN) has reportedly examined a similar solution. There are claims that Papadopoulos would support a two-state solution by excluding the federal solution in return for some land from the Turkish side.

The Politis newspaper, published on the Greek-Cypriot side, reported that the international community has worked on a two-state solution model in Cyprus and wrote, 'UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan brings the issue of abandoning a federal solution to the agenda.'' The U.N. is said to be considering this issue because an overwhelming majority of Greek Cypriots said 'no' in the referendum. The newspaper wrote that this was based on Papadopulos' statement, "I took over a state and I will not hand over a community." In reference to a report to be presented by Annan to the U.N. Security Council, the newspaper wrote, 'the report will be condemning for the Greek-Cypriot side and Papadopulos.' It continued by saying:

'After the Greek Cypriots rejected the Annan Plan by an overwhelming majority in the referendum, the international community has been seriously considering changing the frame of the report, which was a federation with two regions and two communities. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan plans to question whether the federation model was an appropriate solution for Cyprus when Greek-Cypriots do not support it in the report he will present to the Security Council. Kofi Annan plans to suggest a two-state solution for Cyprus. His report will suggest that Security Council decisions no longer suit the current situation on the island.'
  
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