Cypriot President Demetris Christofias said that he will continue talks aimed at uniting the island, despite criticism from his former coalition partner, the Movement for Social Democracy (KS-EDEK). The party accuses him of making strategic mistakes in talks with the Turkish Cypriots.
The KS-EDEK announced on Monday that it is leaving the ruling coalition over “concessions” made by Christofias. He responded on television, saying: “We are not so close to a solution as some would suggest both here and abroad, but we are working for a solution and this process is ongoing. No one can pre-judge the outcome.”