D. Tzanakopoulos: Erdogan absence would leave ‘many possibilities open’

The absence of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the multilateral meeting on Cyprus in Geneva would leave “a very large number of possibilities open,” government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Sunday, in an interview with the radio station ‘Athina 9.84’.

He noted that Greece has constantly worked for the best possible outcome, in other words a viable solution. The spokesman indicated that Erdogan would not be present at the meeting and that Turkey will be represented by its prime minister, Binali Yildirim.

“From our point of view, we have said that the country’s representation must be at the highest possible level but the non presence of Erdogan leave open very many possibilities,” Tzanakopoulos noted. “Erdogan plays a most central political role and we, given what the Turkish side has allowed to be understood, will review our position,” he added.

The spokesman also commented on the second review, noting that there were no reasons to delay its conclusions and child of apprehended terrorist Pola Roupa, noting that this should be swiftly turned over to its family members.