European Council President Donald Tusk says the EU is ready to provide support to talks aimed at reunifying ethnically-divided Cyprus.
Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister Emine Colak said there’s growing belief that the divided island of Cyprus will finally be reunified.
UN Envoy Espen Barth Eide met with Turkish officials here to discuss the ongoing unity talks on Cyprus as high hopes abounded for a resolution.
UN Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide, hoping to keep momentum going in Cyprus unity talks, headed to Turkey to discuss stolen property and territory.
Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said unless a deal is reached by May 2016 to reunify island then talks will likely fail and a stalemate linger.
The U.N. Security Council urged Greek and Turkish Cypriots “to grasp the current opportunity” of renewed talks to reach a peace deal.
Israel’s Prime Minister says his country is discussing “intensively” with Cyprus the best ways to extract and market gas in waters between them.
UN Security Council backing for reunifying Cyprus is “encouraging,” although no deal is in sight, Special Envoy Espen Barth Eide said.
Turkish-Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci said his country’s 1974 invasion of Cyprus was “war,” not a “peace operation”.
Cyprus’ once-ruler, Great Britain, is willing to give up large parts of bases on the island if a reunification deal is signed.