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December 4, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
After two years of refusing to talk to each other, the two leaders of war-divided Cyprus held indirect negotiations through the U.N. secretary-general in New York in an attempt to reunify the Mediterranean island. Glafcos Clerides--the Greek Cypriot leader--and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf R. Denktash each sounded positive afterward, but serious differences between the two sides remain in the 25-year-old dispute over Cyprus, which has repeatedly brought the two NATO allies to the brink of war.
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August 5, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
U.N.-sponsored talks on the future of the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus ended in Geneva with an agreement to return to the table in September but no sign of progress on key sticking points. U.N. mediator Alvaro de Soto predicted a long haul for the talks, aimed at ending the island's quarter-century of division. Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf R. Denktash blamed the Greek Cypriot side for the lack of progress. He said the talks were in danger of drifting.
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August 5, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
U.N.-sponsored talks on the future of the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus ended in Geneva with an agreement to return to the table in September but no sign of progress on key sticking points. U.N. mediator Alvaro de Soto predicted a long haul for the talks, aimed at ending the island's quarter-century of division. Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf R. Denktash blamed the Greek Cypriot side for the lack of progress. He said the talks were in danger of drifting.
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December 4, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
After two years of refusing to talk to each other, the two leaders of war-divided Cyprus held indirect negotiations through the U.N. secretary-general in New York in an attempt to reunify the Mediterranean island. Glafcos Clerides--the Greek Cypriot leader--and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf R. Denktash each sounded positive afterward, but serious differences between the two sides remain in the 25-year-old dispute over Cyprus, which has repeatedly brought the two NATO allies to the brink of war.
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June 20, 1988
Cyprus President George Vassiliou has agreed to meet with Rauf Denktash, the leader of this Mediterranean island's breakaway Turkish state, to discuss reunification, a Greek Cypriot government announcement said. Vassiliou agreed to a proposal by U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar to hold the talks, the announcement said. In a recent report to the U.N.
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May 30, 1988
About 600 Turkish Cypriots rallied to demand the removal of the Austrian commander of the U.N. peacekeeping force on the divided island after a U.N. soldier killed a Turkish Cypriot. After a religious service for slain farmer Hussein Kafa, protesters burned an effigy of Maj. Gen. Gunther Greindl, the commander of the 2,300-member U.N. force. According to the U.N. force, Kafa crossed into its zone of operations in the village of Pyla on May 21, claiming he wanted to mend a wall.
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June 13, 1987 | From Reuters
The Security Council on Friday unanimously renewed the mandate of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Cyprus for another six months, until December 15, 1987.
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April 29, 1994 | Reuters
Months of U.N.-led diplomacy aimed at persuading Greek and Turkish Cypriots to agree on confidence-building measures collapsed Thursday. After separate meetings in Nicosia with Greek Cypriot President Glafkos Clerides and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart, Rauf Denktash, U.N. envoy Joe Clark said that he had failed to bridge their differences and saw no point in further talks. Clark, a former Canadian foreign minister, said his next move would be to report the outcome of his mission to U.N.
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January 24, 1992 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
What they have here on Cyprus is a negotiator's nightmare, a recurring torment not unlike that of the legendary Greek King Sisyphus, who was condemned to roll a stone up a hill and, eternally, have it roll back down as he neared the top. It happened last in September.
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October 4, 1987 | From Reuters
Austria and Canada will send extra troops to replace departing Swedish troops in the peacekeeping U.N. Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), a U.N. spokesman said on Saturday. Charles Gaulkin said Austria and Canada would strengthen their existing contingents as the Swedes begin a phased departure on Oct. 8. Sweden said earlier this year it would pull out all but a handful of its 395-strong contingent in UNFICYP because it was forced to absorb ever-increasing costs.
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July 11, 1997 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of the United Nations' more novel stabs at diplomacy, two long-standing enemies are meeting this week amid the sylvan isolation of a 442-acre resort in eastern New York to try to end the 23-year-old military standoff over the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Greek Cypriot President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf R. Denktash have been installed at Troutbeck, a sprawling stone house set among 200-year-old sycamores and modeled on an English country manor.
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May 12, 1993 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia shocked the Security Council on Tuesday by exercising the first U.N. veto since the end of the Cold War, using it on a relatively minor issue--the financing of peacekeepers on the troubled Mediterranean island of Cyprus. The veto broke a string of 36 straight months in which no permanent member of the council had wielded its power of veto. The veto by Russian Ambassador Yuli M. Vorontsov--the only vote against the resolution--dampened this mood, although U.S.
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August 11, 1992
A new and perhaps final phase of negotiations over the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus is expected to begin Wednesday at U.N. headquarters when Cyprus President George Vassiliou sits across a bargaining table for the first time from the leader of the Turkish Cypriots, Rauf Denktash. Both men have been listening to compromise proposals from U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali since June, but only in separate meetings with him--never together.
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January 24, 1992 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
What they have here on Cyprus is a negotiator's nightmare, a recurring torment not unlike that of the legendary Greek King Sisyphus, who was condemned to roll a stone up a hill and, eternally, have it roll back down as he neared the top. It happened last in September.
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February 26, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Within the 16th-Century Venetian walls of Nicosia's Old City, the division of Cyprus is traced by rusting strands of barbed wire, vacant, booby-trapped shops and two-man U.N. foot patrols. The buffer zone separating Greek Cypriots from Turkish Cypriots is little more than 10 yards wide at some points. It is uncomfortably quiet here. On both sides, behind dirt bunkers and oil-drum barricades, guards armed with West German G-3 rifles watch for movement.
NEWS
June 2, 1989
Cypriot unity remains a dream now that a June 1 target date set by the United Nations for progress in reunification talks between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities has passed, officials said. A Greek Cypriot politician said the only tangible outcome of 10 months of U.N.-sponsored negotiations was an agreement to withdraw troops from sensitive areas in the heart of Nicosia, the capital. The head of the Greek Cypriot community, President George Vassiliou, and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash are due to meet U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar in New York at the end of this month.
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July 23, 1988 | United Press International
Leaders of the Greek and Turkish communities on Cyprus have agreed to resume talks aimed at settling their differences, U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar announced Friday. The Mediterranean island has two governments, one headed by Cypriot President George Vassiliou, representing Greek Cypriots on the southern part of the island, and Ankara-backed leader Rauf Dentash, representing Turkish Cypriots in the north.
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July 23, 1988 | United Press International
Leaders of the Greek and Turkish communities on Cyprus have agreed to resume talks aimed at settling their differences, U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar announced Friday. The Mediterranean island has two governments, one headed by Cypriot President George Vassiliou, representing Greek Cypriots on the southern part of the island, and Ankara-backed leader Rauf Dentash, representing Turkish Cypriots in the north.
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