Greece, Turkey and Cyprus to discuss ways to revive peace talks

Ibrahim Gambari, U.N. undersecretary-general for political affairs, said he invited President Tassos Papadopoulos and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat to meet Saturday to discuss reviving peace talks stalled since April 2004 after Greek Cypriots rejected a U.N. reunification blueprint back by Turkish Cypriots.

It will be the second meeting between the two leaders this week.

On Monday, a meeting focused on the fate of about 2,000 Greek and Turkish Cypriots missing since the conflict between the two communities in the 1960s and 1970s. But the two men emerged from the talks saying they also exchanged views on reunification.

Cyprus has been divided into aGreek Cypriot south and a Turkish Cypriot north since 1974, after Turkey invaded following an Athens-backed coup that aimed to unify the island with Greece, the AP reports.

Gambari, said he has received "very useful" proposals from both sides warranting further discussions between them.

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