Men play backgammon outside of a coffee shop in the centre of the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, July 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
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Peace talks to reunify the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus intensified Monday as rival negotiators pored over documents outlining each side's stances on a raft of issues, including the thorny issue of security.As well as trying to come up with a set of proposals to address the security arrangements for a reunified Cyprus, officials have a host of other issues to discuss including how power will be shared between the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots and how much territory each side will administer. Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci, the leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots, are joined at Crans-Montana by top diplomats from Cyprus' "guarantors" – Greece, Turkey and Britain – whose input is pivotal to any agreement.Greek Cypriots are prioritizing an agreement on security.
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