QA:37, 09 December 2009, Statement of the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey in Response to a Question

There is no EU Council decision concerning the chapters referred to in the statements made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Greek Cypriot Administration following the General Affairs Council of yesterday in Brussels. These are unilateral statements of the Greek Cypriot Administration.

As underlined by the European Commission, it is clear that carrying bilateral problems by unilateral actions to the EU platform will not contribute to their solution. We continue to work on all the negotiating chapters in line with our National Programme for the Acquis that was published on 31 December 2008. Turkey will continue to take the necessary steps in its negotiation process with great effort and determination.

We are continuing to work on the opening of the chapter “Environment” during the Swedish Presidency.