Britain’s Foreign Secretary says the world’s “best brains” may take on complex negotiations aimed at reunifying ethnically-split Cyprus.
A top Turkish negotiator said she believes a deal to reunify the island with Cypriots could be reached by next May although talks are lagging.
A United Nations envoy says the leaders of ethnically-split Cyprus will meet no fewer than six times this month and step up unity talks.
Greece wants to end its status as a guarantor power on Cyprus and push for the withdrawal of Turkish troops, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said
Cyprus will block Turkey from stalled negotiations to join the EU because Ankara isn’t helping ongoing talks to unify the island divided since 1974.
Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Kotzias will make his first visit to Cyprus Oct. 26-28 as a drive is on for unification walks to be accelerated.
Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras rejected an offer from Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu for them to visit Cyprus together.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades met during the UN’s opening to talk Cyprus’ reunification hopes.
In his meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry in New York, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades appealed for America to exert all its influence regarding ongoing talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriots regarding the problems of the divided island nation.
With signs that talks aimed at reunifying Cyprus were lagging, the island’s rival political parties said they would accelerate the process.