British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, whose country once occupied Cyprus, said he believes a solution is at hand to reunify the island.
After decades of division, dreams of a unified Cyprus are rising again now that Cypriots and Turkish peers have leaders committed to finding an answer.
The leaders of Cyprus’ rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities have agreed to open two more crossing points in divided Nicosia.
Sweden’s former Ambassador to Cyprus said optimism the island will be reunified soon should be tempered by its history of failures.
Greek and Turkish Cypriot officials on May 20 will resume negotiations in hopes of reunifying the island that’s been divided since a Turkish invasion in 1974.
After decades of division, Cyprus will likely be reunified again within a few months, the Turkish-Cypriot negotiator in resumed talks said.
Amid optimism, Cyprus’ rival leaders are meeting at a UN compound to restart talks aimed at ending the small island nation’s four decades of division.
The Foreign Ministers of Greece and Turkey welcomed a decision by Cyprus’ Greek and Turkish communities to relaunch stalled talks to reunify the island.
The election of moderate Mustafa Akinci as President of the Turkish-Cypriots is giving rise optimism about a deal to reunify the island.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Greek Cypriots are at fault for a failure to negotiate talks to reunify the island.