Greek Cypriots say welcome election of Turk Cypriot moderate

Greek Cypriots welcomed the election of a moderate Turkish Cypriot leader in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on April 27, saying they anticipated a swift resumption of stalled peace talks.

Turkish Cypriot independent Mustafa Akıncı swept to victory in presidential elections on April 26, clinching 60.5 percent of the vote over incumbent conservative Derviş Eroğlu. Akıncı has pledged to push for a peace deal withGreek Cypriots.

“At last, our hopes are high that this country can be reunified,” said Greek Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades.

As the Greek Cypriot community leader………

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