U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden discussed the Cyprus problem, among other matters, with Turkish Prime-Minister Binali Yildirim, and said that he will continue to be in discussion with the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus.
Speaking at a press conference after their meeting in Ankara on Wednesday, the U.S. Vice-President stated that negotiations are aimed towards reuniting the island under a federal solution.
On his end, Yildirim said that he acknowledges the efforts made by the U.S. over many years to solve the Cyprus problem. He also said that there was a missed opportunity to solve the Cyprus problem the first time, referring to the 2004 Annan plan referendum, and that he suggests this time the opportunity is not missed by the Greek-Cypriot community.
“The Turkish side has always been for a solution, and it will be so this time as well,” said the Turkish Prime-Minister.