Turkish, Greek Cypriot leaders to meet on 5 Sept.

Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat and Greek Cypriot leader Tassos Papadopoulos will meet on 5 September at the official residence of the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in the UN's Protected Area in Nicosia, the UN has announced.

Turkish, Greek Cypriot leaders to meet on 5 Sept.
Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat and Greek Cypriot leader Tassos Papadopoulos will meet on 5 September at the official residence of the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in the UN's Protected Area in Nicosia, the UN has announced.

The decision was reached by Rasit Pertev and Tasos Tzionis, the principal aides to the two leaders, who held a 45 minute meeting on Tuesday at the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) headquarters.

Cyprus has been divided into two areas since 1974, when following violence between the island's Greek and Turkish Cypriots and an attempted Greek Cypriot coup sponsored by the Greek military junta of that period, Turkey invaded and occupied one-third of the island.

Turkey subsequently set up the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and entity which is only recognised by Ankara.

A re-unification plan sponsored by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan failed when Greek Cypriots rejected it in a referendum in April 2004. Nicosia joined the EU later the same year.


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