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Cypriots Optimistic About Unification Talks

New leadership appears to have sides closer than ever to ending 34-year division

(Newser) - The Greek and Turkish halves of Cyprus are meeting for re-unification talks today, and for once, it looks like the island might actually come together, Der Spiegel reports. Both sides are led by like-thinking leaders who played no role in the island’s 1974 division. Many issues still separate the... More »

Greek Cypriots Elect Prez Committed to Unifying Isle

Cyprus leaders already agree to hold talks

(Newser) - Greek Cypriots have elected a communist president committed to reunification with the Turkish northern section of the divided island. Dimitris Christofias, educated  in the old Soviet Union, won 54% of the vote in a race against his right-wing rival. The new leader has promised to hold negotiations with the president... More »

Cyprus Vote Raises Hopes for Unification

Incumbent ousted; 2 pro-compromise candidates go to run-off

(Newser) - After decades of division, Cyprus is a step closer to unification, AFP reports. Greek Cypriots ousted incumbent Tassos Papadopoulos in a three-way election yesterday, and the two remaining candidates will face off in another vote on Sunday. Both seem willing to reach out to Turkish Cypriots, mending bridges the hard-line... More »

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