Britain in 'land offer' to Cyprus

UN says sovereign territory could be handed over in an effort to broker peace deal.

    The island of Cyprus is ethnically divided into the Turkish north and Greek south [AFP]

    The island was split in 1974 after a Turkish invasion inspired a brief Greek coup.

    Peace talks between the two sides began in September 2008.

    The reported move comes as day after Dimitris Christofias, the Greek Cypriot president, said he was upset that a British veterans group chose the Turkish north for a memorial to their fallen comrades.

    He said a privately funded monument to 371 servicemen killed during Greek Cypriot resistance to British colonial rule in the 1950s should not have been built on the island at all.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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