Impasse in Cyprus talks puts Athens and Ankara on the spot

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Cyprus, Turkey
Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos
Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos

It seems that Greece and Turkey will have to take on the burden of getting Cyprus reunification talks moving again after the process hit a wall on Monday, when Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci failed to agree on property claims in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland.

Athens has tried to distance itself from reports that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could meet in early December to discuss Cyprus but at this stage it seems inevitable that the so-called “guarantor power...

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