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Relaunch of talks on Cyprus issue

Ιmmediate relaunch of talks on the Cyprus issue was agreed yesteday between the Cypriot and Turkish leader.

Three day negotiations on the issue of territory between Akinzi and Anastasiades are scheduled to take place in Geneva on January 9.

The Trump government is ready to support effort for a solution on the Cyprus issue stated Mike Pence, newly elected US vice-president.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras discussed the refugee crisis and EU-Turkish relations with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a scheduled phone conversation, as Ankara’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made a statement that the “Imia islets are Turkish land.”
His remarks drew a stern response from the Greek Foreign Ministry, which described them as “irresponsible and provocative.”

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the need for the European Union to fulfill its promises to Ankara regarding the migrant crisis, Turkish presidential sources said.

In a telephone call, the two leaders also discussed the need for a fair and permanent solution to the Cyprus issue, the sources said.

Erdogan asked Merkel to carry out a more active fight in preventing the activities and blocking the financial sources of the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) and the supporters of the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey blames for a coup attempt in July.