Geneva talks on Cyprus reunification didn’t get the desired traction
The negotiating parties have come a bit closer in their stance, but it turned out to be impossible to overcome all the points of dispute. The talks were arduous and slow, the media announced.
What is the current status? The most disputable and extensive is the security issue. Turkey won’t yield on intervention rights and location 30,000 troops in Cyprus’ north, whereas the south in tune with Greece insists on withdrawal.
Another requirement of Turkey is that all Turkish Cypriots are granted every right by the EU. Negotiations were agreed to be resumed in 2017.