Turkish Cypriot Leader Akinci Cancels Thursday’s Meeting on Cyprus Reunification Talks

Cyprus reunification talks are at a standstill after Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci decided not to participate in Thursday’s scheduled meeting, Reuters says.

The reason cited is the commemoration by Greek Cypriots of a plebiscite on union with Greece more than 60 years ago. The Greek Cypriot parliament decision to honor the 1950 referendum seeking union with Greece in which only Greek Cypriots voted.

The Turkish Cypriot side, which had been demanding the parliament vote be rescinded, reacted, causing Akinci to cancel the meeting.

Cypriot President Nicos...


Turkish Cypriot Leader Akinci Cancels Thursday’s Meeting on Cyprus Reunification Talks


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