NICOSIA, Cyprus – A United Nations envoy will host a dinner for ethnically divided Cyprus' rival leaders in a bid to get stalled reunification talks going again.
A U.N. statement said Wednesday's dinner will be held inside the U.N.-controlled buffer zone. The zone separates the island's breakaway, Turkish Cypriot north and the internationally recognized, Greek Cypriot south.
The island was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of union with Greece.
The dinner will be the first time Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades will meet face-to-face since talks deadlocked.
Negotiations at a Swiss resort hit an impasse last month amid disagreements over how many people would be eligible to reclaim homes in zones each side will control in an envisioned federation.