'Turkish side wants to intensify talks as Greek extends'

Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders will meet Wednesday to set procedure for fully-fledged Cyprus negotiations.

'Turkish side wants to intensify talks as Greek extends'
Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders will meet Wednesday to set procedure for fully-fledged Cyprus negotiations.

President Mehmet Ali Talat of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias will have a meeting at the buffer zone in Lefkosa. The meeting will be attended also by Taye-Brook Zerihoun, the Special representative of the UN Secretary-General in Cyprus and head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

Alexander Downer, UN Secretary-General's special adviser for Cyprus, will be another participant at the meeting.

The leaders will set a procedure for comprehensive talks, spokesman for TRNC Presidency said. Hasan Ercakica said that Turkish side was eager for an intensified negotiation process. He said, however, Greek Cypriots want an extended process.

Ercakica said full-fledged negotiations are expected to begin on September 11th.

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