Cypriot leaders meet again to discuss unification

Turkish Cypriot leader Derviş Eroğlu and Greek Cypriot leader Dimitris Christofias have met to discuss issues of administration and power-sharing — another step toward finding a way to reunify Cyprus — an issue that has craved settlement since the island was divided by military force between the two sides decades ago.

The two leaders met on Monday at the residence of the UN secretary-general’s Special Envoy in Cyprus Lisa Buttenheim, located in the buffer zone in Lefkoşa.

The last meeting was in Geneva on July 7.

“I have every expectation that by October the leaders will be able to report that they have reached convergence on all core issues, and we will meet that month in New York,” UN Secretary General Ban said after the meeting, insisting that the sides need to significantly intensify the process.

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