Leaders Work on Narrowing Divergences- UPDATED

Nicos Anastasiades, the President of Cyprus  and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci met the morning of Feb. 13 for approximately two and a half hours, at the UN-protected area of the deserted Nicosia airport.

“The two leaders in Cyprus focused on Saturday in narrowing the gap between the positions of the two sides, in an effort to achieve for more convergences, in the framework of the negotiations held under the UN auspices…Asked to comment on the content of today`s discussions, Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides said that ‘a general exchange of views took place on where we stand today, while there was also an exchange of views and planning concerning the next steps'” CNA reported.


NICOSIA — The government of Cyprus wants the legal power to prohibit fans from soccer matches deemed a security risk and to ban organized fan groups if they're not under the supervision of soccer club authorities, the country's justice minister announced on Friday.

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