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Bomb aimed at Turkish leader as Cypriot talks begin

A bomb exploded yesterday outside the home of the Turkish Cypriot prime minister, Mehmet Ali Talat, shortly before the beginning of talks which officials hope may lead to the reunification of the island. Mr Talat said he feared that extremists could be bent on derailing the negotiations. The attack, in which a neighbour was injured, was clearly aimed at intimidating those who favoured a solution, said Mr Talat, whose election in December boosted the chance of a deal. “They are trying to obstruct communal peace on Cyprus,” he said. “There may be some people who are disturbed by the two communities coming closer, but such acts will not make us return from this path.” Full Story

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