Turkey's Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Osman Olcay, on thursday (27 February) denied that?
Turkey's Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Osman Olcay, on thursday (27 February) denied that turkey sought partition of Cyprus and stressed that his country would appose any moves to impose partitions.)
The statement followed a call by the United States Ambassador, John Scali, for the Government of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus to work together to find a peaceful solution to the island's problem. Speaking for the first time in the security Council debate on Cyprus, Mr. Scali appealed for a positive response to the peace initiative made by U.N. Secretary-general Kurt Waldheim.
The speeches came as two non-aligned U.N. members -- Guyana and Iraq -- were trying to bridge the gap between the conflicting positions of Turkey, Greece and Cyprus on the Cyprus issue. Their efforts followed the reported failure of western European attempts to produce an acceptable resolution for the security Council. But the negotiations were unsuccessful, and the Security Council then adjourned debate on the issue without seating a date for further public discussion.
Security Council President, Mr. Huang Hua of China, reported that the following day would be given over to private consultation... a date for a resumption of the debate might then be announced.