28 April 2012Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said that Turkey would not attend the meetings which would be chaired by Greek Cypriot administration in the EU.
As Turkey does not recognize Greek Cypriot administration as a country, it will not attend the political meetings which will be chaired by the administration in the EU, said Babacan who spoke at a conference in Boston on Friday.
Greek Cypriot administration will undertake the rotating presidency of the EU in the second half of 2012.
However, we will pursue our cooperation with the EU institutions on technical level, Babacan said.
We will suspend our interaction on political level only for six months, he added.