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Greek, Turkish leaders meet in Nicosia

Sept. 4, 2008 at 11:11 AM   |   Comments

NICOSIA, Cyprus, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders met in the divided capital of Nicosia to discuss the island's 34-year political division.

Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat met Wednesday in a U.N. buffer zone in Nicosia to lay the foundation for resuming unification talks, the Voice of America reported Thursday.

The two-hour meeting proved fruitful enough for Christofias and Talat to agree to meet again Sept. 11., the VOA reported.

The island of Cyprus has been divided between a Greek south and a Turkish north since 1974 after Turkey invaded in response to a coup aimed at uniting the island with Greece, the VOA reported.

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