UN: Cyprus reunification talks to resume

The leaders of ethnically-split Cyprus have agreed to restart peace talks in a bid to reunify the island. The election of a moderate leftist Turkish Cypriot has raised hopes of a breakthrough after 40 years of division.

A United Nations envoy said the leaders planned to resume the stalled talks on Friday May 15, seizing a “unique opportunity” for peace on an island that’s been divided along ethnic lines since 1974.

Diplomat Espen Barth Eide made the announcement after hosting a dinner between Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and newly-elected Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.

“They agreed it was important to use the momentum created and opportunity to move forward without delay,” Eide told journalists in the capital Nicosia.
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