In Geneva resumed talks on the reunification of Cyprus

Greek and Turkish leaders of Cyprus 9 Jan plan brokered by the United Nations resumed peace talks, reports Radio Liberty.

The talks between President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis and the leader of the Turkish Cypriot Mustafa Akinci , in Geneva, in what analysts are calling a historic opportunity to end the conflict that divides the island in the Mediterranean sea for many decades.

«We are not at the point that the negotiations in Geneva have affected the final decision. We have to be careful,» said Akinci.

Anastasiadis said that should the talks «with hope, confidence and unity.»

Recall that in may 2016 the leaders of Cyprus after a year of consultation were in favour of unification.

Negotiations in November, have stalled due to disagreements on the distribution of zones of control between the Greek and Turkish Cypriots.

Previous peace UN plan for Cyprus was rejected by the Greek Cypriots in 2004.

The island of Cyprus remains divided into two parts since 1974 when Turkey invaded Cyprus in response to coup attempt unite the island with Greece. The island was divided into the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and recognized in the world the Republic of Cyprus in the South.

The Cyprus conflict is the main obstacle to Turkey joining the European Union because of Ankara’s refusal to recognize Cyprus.

In Geneva resumed talks on the reunification of Cyprus 10.01.2017

Январь 10th, 2017 by
36 queries