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Greek,  Turkish Cypriot Leaders to Meet in July

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders are to meet next month to determine the fate of 2,000 people missing from past conflicts on the island.

A government spokesman Christodoulos Pasiardis says the July 3 meeting will strictly be about the missing persons and nothing else. It will be the first time Greek Cypriot leader Tassos Papadopoulos and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat have met since Greek Cypriots rejected a United Nations-sponsored plan to reunify the island in 2004.

Cyprus has been split between a Greek Cypriot south and a Turkish Cypriot north since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded the island in response to a Greek-backed military coup.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.