Cyprus' rival leaders take stroll through divided capital to boost hopes for peace

May 23, 2015 11:00 AM

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Cyprus' rival leaders take stroll through divided capital to boost hopes for peace

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, center right, and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, center, walk at a main shopping street at the breakaway northern part of the Cypriot divided capital Nicosia on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Cyprus’ rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders took a stroll together on both sides of the divided capital’s medieval center to raise the feel-good factor, as talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically split island kick into gear. It’s the first time that the leaders have done so together since the east Mediterranean island was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded after coup by supporters of union with Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias) (The Associated Press)

NICOSIA, Cyprus – Rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders took a stroll together on both sides of the divided capital's medieval center to raise the feel-good factor as talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically split island kick into gear.

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