Turkish, Greek Cyprus leaders to debate sharing power

Türkiye Materials 10 September 2008 11:19 (UTC +04:00)

Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders will launch on Thursday comprehensive negotiations, aiming to find a solution to Cyprus problem, reported Worldbulletin.

President Mehmet Ali Talat of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Greek Cypriot Demetris Christofias will meet at the buffer zone in Lefkosa on Thursday to debate "administration and share of power."

The meeting at the Lefkosa International Airport, under the control of the United Nations (UN), will begin at 10 a.m.

Besides the two leaders, five executives from both parties will participate in the negotiations.

Talat and Christofias will hold another meeting on September 18th.

On September 3rd, the two leaders also had a meeting at the buffer zone to set up the procedure of comprehensive negotiations.

To date, Talat and Christofias met with each other four times, on March 21st, May 23rd, July 1st and July 25th.

On March 21st, Talat and Christofias reached a mutual agreement after which six working groups and seven technical committees were established in the island.

On May 23rd, Talat and Christofias reviewed the performance of the working groups and technical committees.

On July 1st, the two leaders met for 4.5 hours during which they agreed on "single sovereignty and single citizenship".

On July 25th, Talat and Christofias decided to begin comprehensive negotiations on September 3rd.