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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Cyprus 'Movement'

NICOSIA () -- Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash said Thursday that movements toward defusing military tension on the divided island were likely in coming months.

Denktash, speaking to reporters after meeting U.S. envoy Madeleine Albright, said international mediation efforts were now concentrated on starting a dialogue between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot sides, separated after a Turkish invasion in 1974.

"Probably there will be some movements on deconfrontation and you may hear better news in a few days time," said Denktash, without elaborating. Albright confined herself to saying she had a "good meeting" with Denktash. Earlier in the day she met Cypriot President Glafcos Clerides.