Mehmet Ali Talat

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Cyprus Will Resume Unity Talks

Opening of key street in divided capital signals thaw between Greek, Turkish blocs

(Newser) - Leaders of the Greek and Turkish portions of Cyprus said today they will restart negotiations on reunification of the Mediterranean island, Reuters reports. Dimitris Christofias, recently elected leader of Greek Cyprus, and Mehmet Ali Talat, who represents Turkish Cyprus, also announced that Ledra Street, a key shopping avenue long shut... 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 »

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