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UN: No Reviving Failed Cyprus Peace Talks Anytime Soon

UN: No Reviving Failed Cyprus Peace Talks Anytime Soon

Monday, 24 July 2017 01:38 PM

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A United Nations envoy says he sees little chance of failed talks to reunify ethnically split Cyprus restarting anytime soon.

Espen Barth Eide said after meetings with the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities Monday that he's heard nothing from either side to suggest a quick return to negotiations.

He said both sides are going through a "cooling-off" period now following the collapse of talks in Switzerland earlier this month.

Eide said the U.N. remains committed to supporting a process reunifying Cyprus as a federation.

He suggested a key element that scotched a deal was disagreement on what should happen to 35,000 troops Turkey has kept in the island's breakaway Turkish Cypriot north since 1974 when it invaded following a coup by supporters of union with Greece.

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A United Nations envoy says he sees little chance of failed talks to reunify ethnically split Cyprus restarting anytime soon.Espen Barth Eide said after meetings with the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities Monday that he's heard nothing from either...
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