>> The decades old division of Cyprus isn't resolved, yet. Leaders of the ethnically split island met in Geneva this week for intensive talks. The goal, to outline a peace deal. The island was split in a Turkish invasion in 1974, triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup. Reuters correspondent Michelle Cambus is in Geneva and explains why no resolution was found.
>> The sides have agreed in principle to reunite the island under a bicommunal federation. But they haven't actually got down to the nuances of how that's going to work. So there are issues related to Pell sharing. Property concerns of people that have been uprooted in conflict. And the security concerns as well, related to the presence of 30,000 Turkish troops in northern Cyprus.
>> The thorny security question is to be tackled before officials reconvene on January 18th. Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu saying any agreement needed to be approved by both sides in a referendum. Cypress's president Nicos Anastasiades, telling media on Friday he anticipates working groups will try to come up with a security arrangement radically different from the present.
>> They do expect that there will be a radical overhaul of a 1960s treaty which allowed these three countries to intervene in the island. That was the pretext given by Turkey to invade the island in 1974. Greeks
] want a radical overhaul of that system. However, there do appear to be differences.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan was just out on the wire saying that he couldn't foresee a Cyprus settlement without the presence of Turkish forces on the island.>> United Nations Secretary General and conference chair António Guterres saying there will be no quick fix in the rift, but an historic opportunity that should not be missed.