The people of the ethnically split island of Cyprus continue to wait for a solution after their leaders failed to bring an end to over four decades of division.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said there was still a wide gap between all the parties involved on a number of issues and called for fresh initiatives to address the ethnic division of the island.
Turkish troops have been in northern Cyprus since 1974. The international community deems this to be an "occupation" of a sovereign state, but Turkey insists the measure is both legal and necessary.
Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders are meeting in Switzerland amid growing pressure to reach a peace deal that will end over four decades of division in Cyprus.
Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders meet for the first time since talks broke off two months ago over a controversial law passed by the Greek Cypriot assembly.
Turkish Cypriots fear the marking of "Enosis Day" celebrates the ethnic cleansing of Turks from Cyprus.
UN chief Guterres cautions against any "quick fix" in Geneva talks to forge a security deal for a reunited Cyprus as the foreign ministers of Britain, Greece and Turkey joined the efforts.
The UN says Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders are showing political willingness to find common ground as the talks entered their 2nd day on Tuesday.
Greek Cypriot Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaidis says Cyprus will form a united army including Turkish Cypriots if a peace deal to end division on the island is reached.
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