NICOSIA, Cyprus – The leader of the breakaway Turkish side says he's hopeful a deal reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus can still be achieved this year, despite a failure to agree on how much territory Greek and Turkish Cypriots will control in an envisioned federation.
Mustafa Akinci accused negotiators from the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot side of making unfair demands for territory from the Turkish Cypriots.
Akinci said Tuesday he respects the rights of the Greek Cypriots, but that he didn't go to Switzerland to surrender the rights of Turkish Cypriots.
Two days intensive talks at the Swiss resort of Mont Pelerin ended in deadlock late Monday. No date for the resumption of talks has been set.
Cyprus was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of union with Greece.