Greek and Turkish Cypriots have lived estranged since a Turkish invasion in 1974 triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup.
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The best chance in generations to end the partition of Cyprus collapsed in acrimony early Friday, throwing the prospect of any reunification between Greek and Turkish Cypriots into disarray.Greek and Turkish Cypriots have lived estranged since a Turkish invasion in 1974 triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup.Diplomats said Turkey had offered little to Greek Cypriots wanting a full withdrawal of Turkish troops from the island.The Greek Cypriots had been ready to make conditional concessions on Turkish Cypriot demands for a rotating presidency, the other key issue. Another source close to the Greek side said Turkey had refused to deliver on earlier indications made to the United Nations that it would be "flexible" on intervention rights.Cyprus talks have collapsed before, most spectacularly in 2004, when Greek Cypriots rejected a U.N. reunification blueprint in a referendum while Turkish Cypriots backed it.
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