Cyprus leaders exchange proposals on property issue

Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders exchanged on Wednesday their proposals on property issue.

Cyprus leaders exchange proposals on property issue

President Mehmet Ali Talat of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias met at the buffer zone in Lefkosa, and discussed property issue.

The leaders presented each other their official proposals regarding their general property principles, Taye Brook Zerihoun, the special representative of the United Nations (UN) secretary general in Cyprus, told reporters after the meeting.

Talat said that both parties presented their principles regarding the property issue during today's talks.

Noting that property issue was a complicated and difficult chapter, Talat said that certain criteria such as the method to solve the problem, compensations and functioning of the exchange and return system would be laid down during the upcoming meeting to be held next week.

Talat also said that discussing the property issue and determining the common and different points would not take time as much as the debate on "administration and power-sharing" issues.

"Property issue is difficult, but it does not have many details, sections and components. Therefore, I believe it will not take much time," Talat said.

Zerihoun said that the leaders would meet again on February 4 and give their answers to those proposals.

Ozdil Nami and George Iacovou, the representatives of Talat and Christofias, would meet in the following week to eliminate problems in management and share of power, Zerihoun said.

Zerihoun also said that the leaders confirmed the agreement reached by technical committees on cultural heritage.


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