Guterres meets with leaders of Turkish and Greek Cypriots

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres plans to hold a tripartite meeting with the leaders of the two parts of the Turkish island of Cyprus, Ersin Tatar, and Greek Nicos Anastasiades.

The expected tripartite meeting will also be held next Monday at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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It is expected that Tatar will meet with Guterres on Saturday, prior to the tripartite meeting, with the aim of informing him of the proposal for a two-state solution on the island.

Since 1974, Cyprus has been divided between Turkey in the north and Greece in the south.

In 2004, the Greek Cypriots rejected a plan presented by the United Nations to unite the two parts of the island.

Since the collapse of the UN-sponsored Cyprus reunification talks in Switzerland in July 2017, no formal UN-brokered negotiations have taken place to settle the dispute on the island.