Anastasiades says time is right for Cyprus to reunite

Anastasiades says time is right for Cyprus to reunite

Cyprus’s Greek and Turkish communities must work together to make sure that partition does not become a permanent fixture, President Nicos Anastasiades said yesterday as talks to reunite the Mediterranean island appear to have stalled.

“All the conditions are ripe for a solution to the Cyprus problem, but the point has to be driven home to the Turkish-Cypriot side as well as Turkey,” Anastasiades said ahead of the 40th anniversary of Turkey’s 1974 invasion on Sunday.

Turkish-Cypriot negotiators are reportedly insisting on the continued presence of Turkish troops over a Greek-Cypriot proposal for the European Union and the United Nations to act as guarantors on the island.

Πηγή: ekathimerini.com

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