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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 12-01-24

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


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  • [01] Greentree talks resume for second day

  • [01] Greentree talks resume for second day

    Discussions on the Cyprus problem between Cyprus President Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu resumed at Greentree on Tuesday in an attempt to find convergences on the chapters of governance, property and citizenship.

    Delegations from both sides had breakfast with UN officials at the Greentree residence in Long Island, New York.

    The second day is considered pivotal regarding the talks prospects and all scenarios are open regarding the next step.

    A diplomatic source has said that so far there is nothing new, but a clearer picture will emerge later.

    The first meeting between the two leaders and the UNSG took place in November 2010, followed by two more meetings in Geneva on January 26 and July 7, 2011, during which both sides reaffirmed their commitment to finding a comprehensive solution as soon as possible, while in Geneva, on 26 January 2011, the sides agreed to intensify the negotiations.

    Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern third. Since 1974 Turkey occupies 37% of Cyprus` territory in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions, European Parliament decisions and resolutions, European Council decisions and other resolutions of international fora, which condemn the Turkish invasion and occupation.

    Ankara has proclaimed a self-styled `state` in the occupied areas of Cyprus, which the UN have called legally invalid and asked the international community not to recognise or facilitate it. The illegal state is only recognised by Ankara.

    The latest round of UN - led negotiations have been underway since 2008 between the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus with an aim to reunify the island under a federal roof.


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