The Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, submitted proposals to the United Nations for a peaceful solution for the Cyprus issue.
During the G20 summit in St. Petersburg the Turkish Prime Minister met the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and he mentioned that “all sides must sit on the negotiating table and find a settlement for Cyprus.” He added that “we must work until a solution is found.”
Meanwhile, the Cypriot media on Friday reported that Cyprus President Nikos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, will attend a very decisive and important meeting. Both sides hope that the negotiations will be fruitful and result in a joint statement from the two sides, paving the way to fully fledged negotiations.
Anastasiades in a letter he wrote addressing Eroglou, underlined how necessary it is for both sides to intensify their efforts toward adopting a joint communiqué for a first landmark meeting of the two leaders.
Cyprus has been divided into two parts, one Greek and one Turkish, since a Greek Cypriot coup was followed by a Turkish invasion of the north part of the island in 1974.
The negotiations aim toward a peaceful solution. These negotiations have stalled since early 2012, and all sides involved hope for progress.
See all the latest news from Greece and the world at Greekreporter.com. Contact our newsroom to report an update or send your story, photos and videos. Follow GR on Google News and subscribe here to our daily email!