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Cyprus talks 'historic opportunity' for peace: UN chief

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres called Friday on rival Cypriot leaders to seize a "historic opportunity" to bring peace to their island at negotiations aimed at ending Cyprus' 40-year division. Guterres said UN-mediated talks in Switzerland offered a chance to reach a comprehensive settlement to the conflict that has divided Cyprus for "too many decades". "I firmly believe that through determination and political will, it will be possible to clear this final hurdle to a comprehensive settlement," he told reporters.
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