18 November 2004
Turkey did not desire, and the Cypriot Greeks have been excluded from the NATO-EU summits
The NATO trump curd to the Cypriot Greeks for the TRNC
Turkey joined the NATO-EU meetings as part of the European Security and Defense policy‘«– Despite being a EU member, the Cypriot Greek administration did not participate in the meetings, since Turkey did not desire accordingly‘«–
Turkey aims two things by excluding the Cypriot Greeks from the NATO-EU relations: negotiation prior to December 17th, and sanctions against the restrictions concerning the TRNC
A delegate from the EU conveyed the Cypriot Greek representative that he could not be joining the meeting before the meetings started. Turkey's refusal was the reasoning‘«–
Their exclusion as a EU member, by Turkey that is yet not a member, caused discomfort at the Cypriot Greek administration.
2004-11-17, via Cyprus Media Net