Britain's Brown calls Turkish Cyprus President over peace talks

The British prime minister spoke to Turkish Cypriot president by phone on Friday.

Britain's Brown calls Turkish Cyprus President over peace talks

The British prime minister spoke to Turkish Cypriot president by phone on Friday.

British Premier Gordon Brown called President Mehmet Ali Talat of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and supported the Cyprus negotiation process.

Brown also said Britain was determined to do what it had to do to get a positive result in negotiations.

However, Talat expressed his disappointment over the final verdict of the British Court of Appeals regarding Orams case.

Talat also talked about the harm this verdict had on the negotiation process.

President Talat said the Greek Cypriot administration had to be motivated to succeed in negotiation process.

A British court ruled on January 19 that a British couple could not keep their holiday villa in TRNC. The court of appeal decision upheld an earlier European Court of Justice ruling that will return the property to Meletis Apostolides, whose Greek Cypriot family had to leave the northern part of the island in 1974 after the Cyprus Peace Operation.

The ruling establishes that he is the rightful owner of the property, which belonged to his family before the peace operation, and that David and Linda Orams have to demolish the villa they built on the land and abandon their claim to the property they purchased in 2002.


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