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Leaked maps of united Cyprus far from truth – Daily Sabah

Proposed maps of a reunified Cyprus that were leaked to the media after last week’s Geneva conference on the divided island do not reflect the truth, said Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci on Wednesday. The final stages of the U.N.-brokered conference between the communities in Geneva last week – also attended by the foreign ministers of guarantor powers Turkey, Greece, and Britain – ended in a failure to agree on new borders and the presence of Turkish troops on the island.

Key Takeaways:

  • proposed maps of a reunified Cyprus that were leaked to the media after last week’s Geneva conference on the divided island do not reflect the truth, said Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı on Wednesday.
  • The map we submitted was the ‘29 percent plus’ one that was signed by the late president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Rauf Denktaş. All parties in our parliament also approved it,” Akıncı said in an interview with state broadcaster TRT Haber.
  • Reunification talks resumed last May and both sides have repeatedly expressed optimism a solution could be found. Once a final agreement is reached, it would be put to both Cypriot communities in a referendum.

“The final stages of the U.N.-brokered conference between the communities in Geneva last week – also attended by the foreign ministers of guarantor powers Turkey, Greece and Britain – ended in a failure to agree on new borders and the presence of Turkish troops on the island.”

http://www.dailysabah.com/diplomacy/2017/01/19/leaked-maps-of-united-cyprus-far-from-truth