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Ghost town should reopen to ease peace talks: Turk Cypriot leader

30 Apr 2015

NICOSIA An abandoned and wired-off "ghost town" on the divided island of Cyprus, once the playground of the rich and famous, should be reopened as part of efforts to revive stalled peace talks, northern Cyprus's new moderate leader said on Thursday.

Ghost town should reopen to ease peace talks - Turk Cypriot leader

30 Apr 2015

NICOSIA, April 30 An abandoned and wired-off "ghost town" on the divided island of Cyprus, once the playground of the rich and famous, should be reopened as part of efforts to revive stalled peace talks, northern Cyprus's new moderate leader said on Thursday.

Leftist Akinci wins north Cyprus election, seeking peace deal

27 Apr 2015

NICOSIA A leftist moderate promising to press for a peace deal in ethnically-split Cyprus swept to victory in a Turkish Cypriot presidential election runoff on Sunday.

Leftist Akinci wins north Cyprus election, seeking peace deal

27 Apr 2015

(This April 26 story corrects context in fourth paragraph on natural gas)

Turkish Cypriot leadership vote goes to runoff

19 Apr 2015

NICOSIA Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu failed on Sunday to win a presidential election in the breakaway territory, paving the way for a runoff in late April ahead of an expected resumption of peace talks for the divided island, possibly in May.

Northern Cypriots vote for new leader who can succeed in peace talks

19 Apr 2015

NICOSIA Turkish Cypriot voters went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president, hoping he or she will succeed in forging a peace deal with Greek Cypriots on the ethnically-split island.

Turkey launches oil drilling in northern Cyprus

26 Apr 2012

FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus, April 26 Turkey on Thursday began drilling for oil and gas in breakaway northern Cyprus, threatening to inflame tensions with Greek Cypriots and undermine UN-backed efforts to reunite the divided island, key to Ankara's aspirations to join the European Union.

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India's Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

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