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U.N. Cyprus envoy says a peace deal is difficult, but not impossible

January 9, 2017 2:00 PM
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U.N. Cyprus envoy says a peace deal is difficult, but not impossible

GENEVA A peace deal in Cyprus is difficult but not impossible, a senior United Nations envoy said on Monday as leaders of the ethnically-split island met for crucial reunification talks in Geneva.

Espen Barth Eide, a former Norwegian foreign minister, also said the United Nations would only facilitate, and not arbitrate in talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriots.

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