Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades met Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras over unity hopes and who would guarantee security.
Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said again he won’t relent to having a Turkish army leave the island for any reason.
Greece is concerned that Cyprus’s two other guarantors – the United Kingdom and Turkey – could form a new alliance.
The U.N. envoy trying to help promote the reunification of Cyprus said the obstacle of providing post-unity security can be overcome.
Cyprus’ rival leaders are due to meet Jan. 26 to keep alive the faltering hopes for a unity deal and security guarantees.
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom should no longer be protectors of security on Cyprus.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said it’s up to Turkey to stop talking tough over terms of a deal to finally reunify divided Cyprus.
The leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus delved Jan. 10 into how power would be shared if the country is finally reunified as a federation.
A summit meeting between the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus in this Swiss city will determine whether it can finally work out.
With stalled Cyprus unity talks set to resume, a senior Turkish leader said they might not include top officials from guarantor countries.