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(From Turkish Daily News)
Part 1 One of the key issues facing Turkey prior to the beginning of accession talks with the European Union is the problem of Cyprus. Professor Ersin Kalaycyoethlu, rector of Istanbul's Ithornyk University, answered questions from the Turkish Daily News on this issue. Spelling out the problems Turkey will likely face during the process, Kalaycyoethlu stressed that it wasn't possible to foresee the position of Turkey and the EU in 2015, noting that it was always a probability that Turkey's full membership would be vetoed.
The decision on the Cyprus issue that was made in Brussels on Dec. 17 is a hot issue in Turkey. When asked what the article in the Dec. 17 Brussels summit statement concerning Cyprus meant for the Turks, Kalaycyoethlu pointed out that the decision on the Cyprus issue is included in Paragraph 19. "This states that the Turkish government agrees …