Akinci Says Helping Turkish Cypriots Unity Deal Boon

NICOSIA — Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci says bolstering the economy and institutions of ethnically divided Cyprus’ breakaway north will benefit a peace deal reunifying the country as a federation.

Akinci said that after talks with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on June 1, an improved Turkish Cypriot administration able to “stand on its own two feet” will be the “biggest guarantee” for a peace accord.

A Turkish invasion in the wake of a 1974 coup aiming to unite Cyprus with Greece left the island split along ethnic lines. Only Turkey recognizes a Turkish Cypriot declaration of independence.

Yildirim said he believes ongoing talks can deliver a peace deal by year’s end. After a pipeline bringing water from Turkey to the north, Yildirim said plans are in the works to also bring electricity.


NICOSIA - The trial of a Turkish-Cypriot lawyer, Akan Kursat, accused of brokering deals to sell property still owned by Greek-Cypriots on the occupied side of the island was suspended after the key witness died, Attorney-General George Savvides defending the move.

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NICOSIA (AP) — Decades on from the ethnic division of Cyprus, tensions persist along the 180-kilometer buffer zone separating breakaway Turkish Cypriots from Greek Cypriots in the internationally recognized south, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping force on the island said Monday.