Erdogan slams Cyprus after UN talks fail
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lambasted Cyprus on Friday after talks with Greek Cypriot leaders in Geneva ended without a breakthrough.
The United Nations has been trying to negotiate a deal ending a decades-long dispute over the divided Mediterranean island, but the first talks since 2017 broke up in Geneva on Thursday without making progress.
The latest talks collapsed after Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar said they could only move forward if the northern third is accepted as a state.
The breakaway Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is recognised only by Ankara.
He expressed scepticism over plans to hold new talks in two to three months.
"I don't really deem it likely that it will achieve any result because they're (Cyprus) not honest," he told reporters in Istanbul.
Frustration has built on both sides as attempts for resolution fail.
In 2004, Greek Cypriot voters overwhelmingly rejected a UN reunification plan approved by Turkish Cypriots in a simultaneous referendum.