Cyprus leaders to decide on peace talks July 25

Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, Christofias, the Greek Cypriot leader, have agreed to relaunch talks to end a decades-old conflict dividing the island and complicating Turkey's prospects of joining the EU.

Cyprus leaders to decide on peace talks July 25
Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders will decide on July 25 whether to move to direct reunification talks, Greek Cypriot President Demetris Christofias said on Tuesday.

Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, Christofias, the Greek Cypriot leader, have agreed to relaunch talks to end a decades-old conflict dividing the island and complicating Turkey's prospects of joining the EU. The timing of the negotiations has been unclear.

"At the next meeting with Mr Talat on July 25, and after a final review of results and work of (preparatory teams) we will decide whether to move to direct talks," Christofias told a news conference marking 120 days since his election as president.

Reuters
Last Mod: 08 Temmuz 2008, 16:01
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