Turkish, Greek Cypriot leaders, guarantors meet in UN-led talks


UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres started informal talks Wednesday on finding a lasting solution to the decades-old dispute on Cyprus with the participation of the Cypriot parties and the guarantor countries – Turkey, Greece, and the UK.


Guterres made an opening speech at the closed-door meeting taking place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva in a format known as 5+1.


Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades followed Guterres in addressing the session.

Following him was to be President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Ersin Tatar, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, and British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.


Later Guterres is set to have bilateral meetings with Cavusgolu and other delegation heads, which is to be followed by an informal dinner in honor of the heads of delegations.


The talks will end Thursday.