Erdogan: Cyprus talks can resume only on two-state basis

Source: Metro

“Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday peace talks on the future of ethnically divided Cyprus can take place only between ‘the two states’ on the Mediterranean island, in comments sure to further annoy Greek Cypriots and the EU. Turkish Cypriot officials also announced plans for the potential resettlement of a small part of the now abandoned Greek Cypriot suburb of Varosha on the island’s east coast. … [Erdogan] was marking the anniversary of a Turkish invasion on July 20, 1974, days after a Greek Cypriot coup engineered by the military then ruling Greece. The island has remained split ever since into a Greek Cypriot south and a Turkish Cypriot north. Greek Cypriots, who represent Cyprus internationally and are backed by the European Union, reject a two-state deal for the island which would accord sovereign status to the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state that only Ankara recognises.” (07/20/21)

https://www.metro.us/cyprus-talks-can-resume/