Cyprus Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said stalled unity talks with Turkish-Cypriots “have not collapsed” just yet.
With no sign yet when – or if – collapsed Cyprus unity talks will resume, Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot officials blame each other.
The leader of the breakaway Turkish side says he’s hopeful a deal reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus can still be achieved this year,
The rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus are talking at a Swiss resort about how much land each side will get if a unity deal is struck.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said there can’t be a deal to unity Cyprus unless Turkey pulls out its 35,000-strong army there.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister said the suspended talks to reunify the divided Cyprus are the “last opportunity” to make it happen.
Cyprus’ rival leaders opened five days of negotiations in a Swiss resort on Nov. 7 in what they said could be the last best hope for unity.
Turkey’s input is critical to overcome obstacles preventing a Cyprus unity deal, the island’s President said before talks in Switzerland.
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades expects a deal to reunify the island by the end of the year but Turkey’s President could nix it.
Repeating his mantra, UN envoy envoy Espen Barth Eide said a Cyprus unity deal could be struck by year’s end.