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Erdogan says he won't let a peace deal hurt Turkish Cypriots

AP  |  Nicosia 

Turkey's says he thinks the mindset of remains unchanged from when the latest effort to reunify ethnically divided collapsed a year ago.

Turkish was in yesterday to meet with the of the island nation's breakaway Turkish side,

Erdogan said won't allow Turkish Cypriots to become victims of failed attempts at a peace deal or to be reduced to a minority in a Greek Cypriot-dominated state.

He says he thinks still think of themselves as the island's sole owners.

Erdogan said Turkish Cypriots won't participate in another open-ended peace process and he plans to explain that to a who will visit later this month to scope out chances for restarting reunification negotiations.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 03:30 IST