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Greece says Cyprus talks show progress, Turkey should drop rhetoric

ATHENS: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday progress had been made in ending the decades-old stalemate on divided Cyprus, but urged Turkey to drop ‘aggressive rhetoric’ to reach a deal. “We are optimistic but with prudence and responsibility, as this situation merits, we will continue to work hard…and hope that we have positive… Read More »

UN envoy sees 'historic opportunity' for Cyprus reunification in 2017

NICOSIA: A senior United Nations official says ethnically-split Cyprus has a “historic opportunity” to reunite in 2017 and a meeting in Geneva in early January will be crucial for a peace deal that has eluded the island for decades. Eighteen months of intensive talks between the estranged Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities will culminate at… Read More »