Cyprus negotiations: UN Secretary to hold talks with leaders

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The divided island of Cyprus is under the spotlight at the United Nations General Assembly.

The invasion of Turkish troops in 1974 partitioned the island between the UN-recognised Greek Cypriot Republic of Cyprus and the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Repeated attempts at negotiations have failed. But on Monday, the UN secretary-general is holding talks with leaders on both sides of the divide.

Al Jazeera’s Mike Hanna reports from the UN.

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