Cyprus Church Thumbs Up for Turkey Pipeline
From Famagusta Gazette
Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos II has said that a Cyprus gas pipeline could pass via Turkey if that would serve Cyprus` national interests.
The primate of the Church of Cyprus noted that “we want to maintain good relations with all nations including Turkey”.
“We are always open to anything that is in the interests of the Cyprus people, Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots and the other minorities. We have no reasons to oppose”, he said, replying to questions.
Just yesterday, Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou said the transfer of Cyprus natural gas through Turkey cannot be done unless the Cyprus problem is solved, Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou has said.
The comment came after an article published by “The Economist” stating that “Cyprus’s creditors may press for the faster (and cheaper) option of building a pipeline to Turkey: something that, with settlement talks with the Turkish-Cypriot north stalled, Greek-Cypriots would find hard to swallow”.
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