Ersin Tatar

Turkish Cypriot leader calls on UN to recognize two independent states

Turkish Cypriot leader calls on UN to recognize two independent states

  • Ersin Tatar made the proposal in a document submitted to UN chief Antonio Guterres who is overseeing three days of informal talks in Geneva with the rival Cypriot leaders
  • Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey occupied the northern third in response to a coup orchestrated by an Athens-backed junta seeking to annex the island to Greece
By AFP ·