Amid intensive bargains towards the final in Switzerland, the Greek-Greek Cypriot side proposed to the Turkish side to “Spoil this deal, together” , but was turned down by the Turks. A Diplomatic source who demanded anonymity said that this offer was voiced by Greek Cypriot leader Tasos Papadopulous who astonished the Turkish delegation, by also saying “We made this offer to also Denktas, in Cyprus.”
There was also laughter among the groups in Burgenstock. While waiting for the press conference of Secretary General Kofi Annan, Turkish Cypriot PM asked to Papadopulous; “Will you campaign for this plan?” The response of the Greek Cypriot leader was: I sure will. But I do not know whether it will be a positive or negative one! First I have to see the plan! This was the reason of the laughter of all these leaders, aired by TV cameras in Switzerland.