Cyprus talks to resume week starting May 24
Reunification talks on ethnically-split Cyprus will resume in the week starting May 24 after a two-month interruption for Turkish Cypriot elections, a UN envoy said on Tuesday, Today's Zaman reported.
Nationalist Derviş Eroğlu won the Turkish Cypriot elections on April 18, replacing leftist Mehmet Ali Talat. Rival Greek Cypriots had expressed concern that an Eroğlu win could affect progress in the talks which are crucial to Turkey's bid to join the EU.
"The two sides seem now happy to resume negotiations in the week beginning the 24th of May. We will work out the exact day to resume the talks and resume the talks from where they left off," Cyprus envoy Alexander Downer told reporters.