As the UN Secretary-General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide is expected to wrap up his meetings in Cyprus today, Turkish journalists have shown interest if the UN Secretary General`s report on Cyprus, which was unofficially given to members of the Security Council, will become an official document.
During Tuesday`s press briefing the UNSG`s Deputy spokesman Farhaq Haq told reporters that the UNFICYP report, is scheduled to be presented to the Security Council but he did not think it is a public document yet “but hopefully that will happen fairly shortly”.
Asked about Eide`s visit to Cyprus, Haq said he will give more information if he receives updates once Eide meets with the two leaders.
Eide who is currently on the island, is scheduled to meet President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades on Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday he had a meeting in the Turkish occupied north with Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu.
The purpose of Eide`s visit is to ascertain directly from the leaders their views on the current impasse in the talks and prospects for its resolution. The deadlock comes after Turkey`s decision to extend its Navtex notification in Cyprus` Exclusive Economic Zone for illegal exploration for hydrocarbon reserves until the 6th of April 2015.
The Special Adviser also plans to use the trip to prepare his briefing to the Security Council, scheduled on 26 January, in view of the renewal of the UNFICYP`s mandate which expires on the 31st of January.
Turkey, whose troops occupy Cyprus’ northern part since they invaded in 1974, does not recognize the Republic of Cyprus, in spite of numerous calls by the EU, which Ankara aspires to join, to do so and normalize relations with Nicosia.