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House Refugees' Committee discuss Ankara water pipeline

A water pipeline connecting the occupied areas and Turkey that is being constructed was discussed at the House Refugees’ Committee on Wednesday.  
 
Turkey is illegally exploiting land belonging to Greek-Cypriot refugees for the project.
 
The issue was discussed at the House Refugees’ Committee with the participation of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ioannis Kasoulides, and Minister of Agriculture, Nicos Kouyialis.
 
Minister Kasoulides said that the issue will be raised at the negotiations for a Cyprus solution.
 
Kasoulides said that Ankara`s water policy in the areas it militarily occupied in 1974 is part of its wider geo-strategic plans in the Eastern Mediterranean.
 
It is clear, he said, that Ankara aims at the union of the occupied areas with Turkey.
 
The Foreign Minister said that there are assurances that the EU will be involved in the Cyprus talks.
 
He also spoke about government efforts, now and during the previous administration, to cancel the project.
 
Source: CNA
 
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