Hopes are growing in Cyprus for the reunification of the island. The Turkish north and Greek south have returned to the negotiating table, giving locals renewed belief in the overcoming of borders and fences – after decades of separation.
Just a week after UN-led talks broke down between Cyprus and Turkey to end a bitter 40-year division on the island, Ankara and Nicosia are once again at loggerheads. This time, the dispute centers around energy sources.
Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders have renewed a push for peace. But will differing expectations for the EU and Turkey's roles derail the talks? DW spoke to Averof Neofytou, Greek Cypriot politician, to get his thoughts.
After years of fiscal gloom, Cyprus’ government is pressing ahead with its drilling plans. But potential instability looms as Turkey talks tough and sends battleships to the region.
Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders have accepted UN chief Antonio Guterres' invitation to return to the negotiating table. Guterres said he would consult with the UK, EU, Greece and Turkey on timing.
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