He Says “No”: A Lamb In New York And Lion In Cyprus
After the third round of talks in Lefkosa, President Denktas said that the Greek Cypriot leadership raised objection to every issue taken up by the Turkish side, at the table.
Meanwhile, the Cyprus mail newspaper of Southern Cyprus criticized Papadopulous, saying that "“he Lefkosa lion, turned into a lamb in New York and returned accepting a time restriction. He went to prevent Annan’s intervention to New York, but returned by accepting the intervention of Annan, Turkey and Greece!
Cyprus mail said that Papadopulous had underestimated the intelligence of Turkish Cypriot leader Denktas .
Prime Minister Talat was quoted by NTV that “The Greeks are raising objections to everything, even to almost tea and coffee; they are trying to gain time, nothing else.”
Upon the negative atmosphere in the meeting, a Turkish Foreign Ministry delegation met Alvaro de Soto on the Green Line.