Britain’s Foreign Minister says better cooperation with Cyprus on sharing information about security threats is paying off.
The rival leaders of Cyprus mustn’t the chance to reunify slip away, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said.
Plans to reunify Cyprus would include Turkish-Cypriots sharing in the government, although there’s a over a rotating Presidency.
Rival Cypriot leaders said they want any prospective deal to reunify the island to be based on European Union principles and values.
Turkish analysts are urging caution as to unify Cyprus, divided since an unlawful 1974 Turkish invasion, have brought optimism.
Cyprus says it’s the only bailed-out country in the 19-country Eurozone to support Greece’s demand for restructuring its massive debt.
The next phase of reunification talks between Cypriots and their Turkish counterparts will aim to build trust that has been lacking for decades.
Revived Cyprus reunification talks will be derailed if Turkey refuses to withdraw troops off the island, President Nicos Anastasiades said.
Cyprus and Israel want a joint energy policy to exploit cross-border gas reserves and sell gas-powered electricity from Israel to Europe via Cyprus and Greece.
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades is anxious the defeat of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party could upset unification talks for the island.