Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat vowed on Friday (February 5th) to continue talks with Cypriot President Demetris Christofias on the reunification of the divided island. “Although we [Turkish Cypriots] have elections in April, I’m not going to stop the talks.
I have decided to continue until the end, because I don’t want to lose any momentum,” Talat said at a meeting of the European Policy Centre think-tank in Brussels.
He added he has proposed moving the talks to a neutral location to reduce domestic political pressures, but Christofias has refused. Nevertheless, the Cypriot president agreed to intensify the talks, which has resulted in resolving some important issues, Talat said.