Cypriots are voting Sunday to choose a president who could break a cycle of failure in talks to reunify the ethnically split island-nation — and deliver the benefits of a rebounding economy to citizens still recovering from a severe economic crisis.

An election official prepares ballot boxes before they are distributed to the polling stations, in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.
An election official prepares ballot boxes before they are distributed to the polling stations, in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (AP)

Greek Cypriots will vote on Sunday in a presidential election seen by many as critical in restarting the Cyprus peace deal. 

The nine candidates have campaigned mostly to improve the state of the economy and restart reunification talks with the North. 

But as TRT World's Iolo ap Dafydd reports, solutions are as difficult as ever to find on the divided island. 

Source: TRTWorld and agencies