Agreement “possible” at Cyprus talks

20 January 2012

An agreement over the future reunification of Cyprus could move a step closer at talks that are due to get underway on Monday outside New York City.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 with Turkish Cypriots controlling the northern third of the island and the Republic of Cyprus composed mostly of Greeks Cypriots in the remaining land.

Ethnic strife between the two communities engulfed the Mediterranean island in 1964.

The UN has been supporting a political solution for over four decades.

Daniel Dickinson asked Michel Bonnardeaux, a spokesperson for the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) what was expected at the meeting at Greentree.

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