Turkish, Greek Cyrprus Presidents agree to meet

Hours after securing the Greek Cyprus presidency, Dimitris Christofias agreed to meet with Turkish Cypriot President Mehmet Ali Talat for talks on possibly ending the division of the Mediterranean island.

Turkish, Greek Cyrprus Presidents agree to meet
Reports said that Talat called Christofias to congratulate him on his victory, and both men agreed to meet in the near future. No date has been set.

"Today the public spoke. ... There are many difficulties before us, but from tomorrow we unite our efforts to achieve the reunification of our country," said Christofias in his victory speech, as supporters honked car horns and lit flares in the divided capital of Nicosia.

The election came as United Nations mediators will attempt another peace plan, intended to mend the divisions between Greek and Turkish Cypriots on opposite sides of a ceasefire line.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Şubat 2008, 14:32