Cyprus Will Not Accept Map With 29.2% of Turkish Territory

There will be no conference in Geneva on Thursday if the Turkish side presents a map asking for 29.2% of Turkish Cypriot territory, according to a Cyprus News Agency report.

The Greek Cypriot proposal is for 28.2%, as opposed to the 28.7% former UN secretary general Kofi Annan had proposed in the past.

According to the sources CNA is citing, after the map is tabled it will take an hour for it to be studied by the experts, and what the Greek Cypriot side considers important is the number of refugees who will be able to return under Greek Cypriot administration, based on the map presented by the Turkish Cypriot side. They are asking for the return of 90,000 refugees, which the Turkish Cypriot side has previously found unacceptable.

Furthermore, the report continues, it will be determined whether or not a series of other criteria will be met, such as the inclusion of Morphou, the coastlines, and connectivity. The Greek Cypriot side appears ready to react with three or four options to what will be presented by the Turkish side.

According to the allegedly leaked maps, the percentages are as follows:

Territory percentage under Turkish Cypriot administration 28.2%
Coastline percentage under Greek Cypriot management 50.4%
Coastline rate under Turkish Cypriot administration 49.6%
Morphou and coast under Greek Cypriot administration
Kythrea and Ap.Varnava area under Greek Cypriot management
Karpas region under special status
Landlocked city of Famagusta but also an important part of the rest of Famagusta under Greek Cypriot management