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.
Greek and Cypriot officials are preparing for negotiations over whether the island divided by a Turkish invasion will be reunited.
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said Turkey must now show it really wants the divided island to finally be reunited.
As he has for the last three years, the United Nation’s Special Envoy for Cyprus said he expects a breakthrough in the talks.
The US has offered to send a representative to Cyprus unity talks Switzerland in January if the United Nations asks.
A Greek academic has suggested that Turkish annexation of the land it unlawfully occupies could help reunify the island.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci will have talks on Dec. 13 before meeting in Geneva.
A deal reunifying Cyprus can still be reached if both sides show some “flexibility and creativity,” Britain’s Foreign Secretary said.
UN envoy Espen Barth Eide is trying a last-gasp strategy to re-start the Cyprus unity talks, meeting with rival leaders.