Cyprus negotiations progressing well: UN

UN Special Envoy Eide and Turkish Cypriot President Akinci met in Lefkosa

Cyprus negotiations progressing well: UN

World Bulletin / News Desk

UN Special Envoy on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide said Wednesday that the negotiations were progressing well. 

Eide made the remarks after meeting with Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci in the capital Lefkosa. 

He said that several concrete issues had been worked on and that he hoped they could be resolved in the upcoming weeks. 

Reunification talks between the Greek and Turkish communities on the island resumed last May when newly elected Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci met with Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades. 

Previous negotiations stalled in October 2014 in a row over gas exploration. 

The island has been divided into a Turkish Cypriot government in the northern third and Greek Cypriot administration in the southern two-thirds after a 1974 military coup on the island was followed by Turkey’s Peace Operation as a guarantor power for Cyprus.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 31 Mart 2016, 09:23