UN returns Turkish Cypriot map on territory at Akinci’s request, UN Spokesperson tells CNA

At the request of the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, the UN has returned the map which the Turkish Cypriot side tabled during the peace talks for a Cyprus solution on the 11th of January 2017, Aleem Siddique, UN Spokesperson in Cyprus told CNA on Thursday.

Invited to comment on reports from the Turkish Cypriot side that they withdrew the map on territory, Siddique said

“upon the request of Mr Akinci the UN has returned the map that he tabled on 11th January 2017 in Geneva” and added that the Deputy Special Advisor of the UNSG in Cyprus Mrs Spehar has informed the Greek Cypriot side of this development.”

“Both leaders have stated their commitment to the UN SG’s framework, as laid out in Crans Mntana in July 2017, he concluded.

Cyprus has been divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion. Repeated UN-led negotiations have not yet yielded any results to reunite the country under a federal roof.

Source: Cyprus News Agency