Resumed talks on Cyprus 'hopeful for Turkish side'

The TRNC's foreign minister expresses hope for peaceful agreement with Greeks and urges German businesses to invest in the Turkish side of Cyprus.

Resumed talks on Cyprus 'hopeful for Turkish side'

World Bulletin / News Desk

The resumption of talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriots on the reunification of Cyprus are giving hope to the Turkish side, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Foreign Minister has said.

The comments by the TRNC Foreign Minister Ozdil Nami came on Wednesday after a meeting with board members of the Turkish–German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TD- IHK) in Berlin, in which Nami emphasized that the TRNC and its nation favored peace on the divided island.

Nami said he hoped for a permanent agreement between the Turkish and Greek sides amid an economic crisis in the Turkish part and also urged Turkish and German businessmen to look into TRNC’s investment opportunities.

The island of Cyprus has remained divided into Greek and Turkish parts since a Greek Cypriot coup was followed by a Turkish peace mission to aid Turkish Cypriots in the north in 1974.

Turkey maintains a force of 30,000 troops there.

The Greek Cypriot administration is a member of the European Union and is internationally recognized, except by Turkey, which is the only country that recognizes the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Last Mod: 26 Mart 2014, 14:08
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