The motion launched by the Greek Cypriot deputies, to delete the paragraph providing representation to TRNC deputies at the assembly, was adopted with a small margin, by the votes of the deputies of Armenia, Serbia and Russia. The TRNC deputies will be able to attend the assembly sessions only, inside the Greek Cypriot delegation, according to the amendment. Eight deputies from Azerbaijan did not attend the voting.
The Greek Cypriot delegates succeeded in blocking the representation of TRNC deputies, saying that such a move would divide Cyprus further.
Meanwhile, President Ilham Aliyev denied that he had promised to recognize TRNC.
Turkey which is the member of the Council of Europe since 1949 is providing support to Azerbaijan in every occasion.