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Cyprus Greeks and Turks Agree on Plan to End 40-Year Conflict

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders on Friday accepted Secretary General Kofi Annan’s plan for ending the decades-long division of Cyprus and pledged to negotiate reunification in time for the island’s May 1 entry into the European Union. The deal between the Greek Cypriot president, Tassos Papadopoulos, and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart, Rauf Denktash, was reached after three days of talks at the United Nations, and brought forth expressions of hope that a solution to one of the world’s most intractable conflicts was at hand. “I really believe that after 40 years, a political settlement is at last in reach,” Mr. Annan said in announcing the pact. Full Story

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