Talat says intensified talks to determine fate of Cyprus negotiations

Talat said that he brought up "potential dangers" of Orams case verdict during his meeting with Christofias.

Talat says intensified talks to determine fate of Cyprus negotiations

President Mehmet Ali Talat of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus said that Turkish Cypriot side was eager for third round of intensified peace talks, however, he said no decision was made yet for continuation of reunification negotiations.

"Talks will probably go on," Talat told reporters following his meeting with Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias.

Talat is engaged in peace talks with Christofias for over a year. Talat and Christofias launched "intensified talks", a new stage of reunification talks, on January 11 and have so far negotiated on a number of topics. They have been recently discussing "administration and power sharing".

Talat said fate of negotiations would be clear at the end of intensified talks.

Talat also said that he brought up "potential dangers" of Orams case verdict during his meeting with Christofias.

"I told Christofias that it could add new tension between peoples of the island," he said.

Last week, the British Court of Appeals ruled that a British couple (Orams) 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.

"We can not know what would come out of pandora's box. So, everybody has to act wisely," he said.

Talat and Christofias will have two more meetings of intensified talks on Tuesday and Wednesday.


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