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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Cyprus Talks Fail

GLION, Switzerland () -- Reunification talks on Cyprus ended in failure Friday after the Turkish Cypriot leader refused to drop objections to the possible entry of the Mediterranean island into the European Union.

Because of the EU objections, Rauf Denktash, leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state, refused to negotiate on any UN proposals at the session.

He said there can be no progress until his breakaway state gets recognition. The Turkish Cypriot state is only recognized by Turkey. The Greek Cypriot state is internationally recognized.