With Cyprus unity talks stalled again, a United Nations border opening on the Turkish line at Deryneia will open before the end of the year.
US Vice President Joe Biden urged Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to resume unity talks put off by a diplomatic bungle.
Cyprus says the UN bungled a diplomatic dinner in Turkey that led President Nicos Anastasiades to put unity talks on hold.
A protest vote giving the far-right seats in Cyprus’ Parliament overshadowed another number: a nearly 30 percent abstention.
Extending his growing power, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is eyeing taking over lagging unity talks with Cyprus.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a UN Humanitarian Summit in Constantinople.
A declaration by Cyprus’ two leaders they can reach a unification deal by the end of the year is meeting with skepticism from critics.
Cypriot waters housing a continental shelf offered to international companies for energy exploration have been claimed by Turkey.
Plans to reunify Cyprus reportedly include a joint Cypriot-Turkish military force even though Turkey keeps an army in the area it occupies.
As their husbands strive to reach a reunification deal, the wives of Cyprus’ rival leaders attended a bi-communal concert of young musicians.