Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Cyprus

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Cyprus

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1998

May 2: In Nicosia, US envoy to Cyprus Richard Holbrooke met separately with Greek Cypriot president Glavkos Kliridhis and Turkish Cypriot president Rauf Denktas. [5/3 WP] May 3: In Nicosia, US envoy to Cyprus Holbrooke held five meetings with Turkish Cypriot president Denktas and four meetings with Greek Cypriot president Kliridhis in an attempt to revive reunification talks. However, Turkish Cypriot president Denktas continued to refuse to move forward on negotiations until the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was recognized internationally and the Greek Cypriots withdrew from membership talks with the European Union. [5/4 NYT, 5/6 FBIS]

May 4: US envoy to Cyprus Holbrooke reported that peace negotiations had reached a "temporary but serious impasse," after three days of separate talks with Greek and Turkish Cypriot presidents Kliridhis and Denktas. [5/5FT] June 16: Greece sent fighter jets to the Greek Cypriot airbase in Paphos. [6/17 NYT] June 17: The Greek aircraft left the Paphos airbase and returned to Greece. [6/18 WP] Turkish navy vessels docked at Turkish Cypriot ports. [6/18 WP]

June 18: Turkish prime minister Mesut Yilmaz ordered six Turkish warplanes to fly to northern Cyprus and said that Turkey would increase its use of airbases there. …

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