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Turkey expects Cyprus to swiftly resume peace talks

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey expects Greek Cypriots to quickly reverse a decision to halt reunification talks with Turkish Cypriots and resume their dialogue or risk harming peace prospects in a troubled region, a cabinet minister said on Wednesday. Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades froze on Tuesday the latest attempt to negotiate with Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu a settlement to end the Mediterranean island's 40-year division, citing what he said were Turkey's attempts to undermine gas exploration on the island. "The (decision) is unfortunate, and I don't think it's sustainable. I expect the (Greek) Cypriot administration to change this wrong decision...

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