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Thursday, January 14, 1999 Published at 02:59 GMT


World: Europe

New Cyprus talks


Renewed efforts to resolve the deadlock in the talks between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities are getting underway, following the Greek Cypriot decision not to deploy Russian missiles on the island.

The United Nations representative, Dame Anne Hercus, is to meet the British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, in London, and the UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, in New York.

But a BBC correspondent in Cyprus says no fast breakthrough is expected, with Turkey preparing for elections in April.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



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