Turkish, Greek Cypriot leaders to meet for second round on Thurs

Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders are set to meet on Thursday to launch a second round of their peace talks aimed at reunifying the division of the island.

Turkish, Greek Cypriot leaders to meet for second round on Thurs

Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders are set to meet on Thursday to launch a second round of their peace talks aimed at reunifying the division of the island.

Turkish Cypriot President Mehmet Ali Talat and Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias are expected to meet at the buffer zone in Lefkosa to discuss "federal administration" which has reportedly seen no signal of agreement between the sides.

The second round of talks was supposed to start last week, but Christofias skipped the meeting after Turkish Cypriots officials did not allow a number Greek Cypriots to cross into north from Yesilirmak passageway to attend a mass.

Turkish Cypriot officials said the Greek Cypriot group had failed to follow necessary procedures for crossing the border.

Cypriot leaders have been holding peace talks since September 2008 on a renewed effort to reach settlement.

A UN-sponsored peace plan in 2004 was supported by Turkish Cypriots, but rejected by the Greek side on twin referendums.


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