Cyprus Talks: President Erdoğan intervenes today

Cyprus talks: Turkish troops will remain on island, vows Erdoğan


President says Turkish troops will be on island in perpetuity and proposed terms of rotating presidency are unacceptable

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, appears to have thrown an obstacle in the path to a Cyprus peace settlement, saying Turkish troops will be on the island in perpetuity.

Turkey has set three conditions regarding security, land tradeoffs and a rotating presidency to achieve a solution on Cyprus, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Jan. 13
Cyprus reunification talks conclude with plan to keep talking

Talks to resolve the decades-old division of Cyprus ended without agreement yesterday (12 January) but with a plan for officials to reconvene on 18 January to tackle its thorny security question, before a fresh attempt to forge a political deal.
The United Nations’ new secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, has urged the parties in the Cyprus peace talks in Geneva to be patient to reach a “solid and sustainable” solution, as the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders were accompanied by the foreign ministers of the three guarantor powers for the first time
Cyprus deal close but don’t expect miracles, says UN chief

António Guterres says enormous progress made on day four of reunification talks, but that security guarantees still needed

Talks to resolve the division of Cyprus are close to a settlement, the UN secretary general, António Guterres, has said, but he cautioned against expectations of a miracle.

UN’s Guterres: No ‘quick fix’ in talks to unite Cyprus

UN chief hopes for a breakthrough but says major work remains on how to implement and guarantee a final settlement.

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