Turkish Cyprus offers talks to Anastasiades
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Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, speaks during an oath-taking ceremony of the new cabinet at the presidential palace in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, March 1, 2013. AP photoTurkish Cyprus President Derviş Eroğlu has recently offered to talk with his Greek Cypriot counterpart, Nicos Anastasiades, to determine a roadmap for negotiations that will head to a solution on the divided island. In his letter addressing Anastasiades, Eroğlu wished the new President success in his new mission, according to the statement made by the presidency of Turkish Cyprus. In his letter, Eroğlu invited Anastasiades to meet as soon as possible to determine a roadmap for negotiations, according to the statement, and a copy of Eroğlu’s letter was sent to the United Nations. The newly elected Greek Cypriot leader, who had supported the failed “yes” vote for a U.N. reunification blueprint in 2004, said in his inauguration speech last week that he was ready for a new relationship with Turkey in a new era. He also stressed he was ready for a solution on the island.