Monday, November 17, 2008

Slow Cyprus talks dampen euphoria

Associated Press Writer Menelaos Hadjicostis,
Associated Press Writer – Sun Nov 16, 4:15 am ET

NICOSIA, Cyprus – Initial hopes that one of the world's most intractable disputes might finally be solved have dissipated in Cyprus as peace talks enter their third month.

The now-weekly discussions between Greek Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat have yielded the sobering realization that a tough slog still lies ahead of any breakthrough, despite the exuberance that greeted the resumption of negotiations in September after a four-year stalemate.

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