By David Edenden"Academician on private trip to Turkish Cyprus, Kljusev makes Greeks angry
I approve of this display of independence. It shows Macedonia playing offense. I am glad the Greek government is upset. It will give them something to think about whne they consider using their veto on Macedonia's Nato membership bid.
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Macedonian Government claims that Nikola Kljusev is not its official representative, however Cyprus authorities announced protest Published on 15.11.2007 in DNEVNIK on page 1
The visit of academician Nikola Kljusev to the Turkish part of Cyprus on a private invitation to attend the annual celebration of the forming of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus upset the Greeks. Although Kljusev did not go as a representative of the Government nor the Foreign Investment Agency, the Greek media informed about the news as “a new provocation from Skopje”
The media in Northern Cyprus informed that the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Turgay Avci received Macedonian delegation led by Nikola Kljusev, first Prime Minister of Macedonia, president of the Centre for Strategic Research within MANU and president of the Management Committee of the Foreign Investment Agency.
According to the media, Kljusev said that country is prepared to undertake steps for improving of the cooperation with Northern Cyprus."