Athens gears up for Cyprus talks, expecting progress rather than agreement

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Cyprus, Tsipras, Turkey
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Following 19 months of intensive talks aiming to reunify Cyprus, the two Cypriot leaders are due to meet in Geneva on Monday at the beginning of a crucial week of negotiations on the issues of territory, security and guarantees.

All sides are expressing optimism for a breakthrough but there is little hope that the Geneva process will end in a full agreement. It is the first time that there are hopes there will ultimately be an agreement since the failed UN Anan plan in 2004.

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