Cyprus Hopes for Positive Results over Erdogan’s Visit to Greece

Cyprus hopes Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Greece later this month will yield positive results regarding the island’s reunification process, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said on Friday.

Particular attention is attached to the expected meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Erdogan, especially discussion of the issue of security and guarantees in relation to the island’s reunification, the spokesman said.

“At the moment we are concentrating on the meeting between the Greek PM and the Turkish president and what results will emerge, especially on the substance of the chapter on security and guarantees.”

The latest round of reunification talks at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana took place between June 28 and July 6, but again ended in deadlock over disagreements on security and guarantees. Both sides have since blamed each other for the collapse.

Source: CNA