Turkish Cypriot leader wants to impose time restrictions on the talks

Turkish Cypriot leader Derviş Eroğlu, said that if a solution to the Cyprus problem is it be found it will be within the next three to five months and stressed that the process cannot continue indefinitely. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Derviş Eroğlu and President Demetris Christofias are meeting on the 7th of July in Geneva. According to an article in the English speaking Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily News, sources in the UN suggest that the UN Secretary General will be presenting the two leaders, during the talks, with a five-step roadmap which has two possible endings. One end will be an early crash of the talks by December and the other is to perform separate but simultaneous referenda of which if the results are positive will lead to the immediate establishment of Cyprus as a federation of the two states right before Cyprus takes over the EU presidency. Additionally the Turkish Cypriot side will most likely want to impose a term that in case Greek Cypriots vote against the federation that the occupied areas are automatically internationally recognised as an independent state.

You can ready the Hurriyet article here.