Associated Press reports that the U.N. chief says he sees some progress toward clearing the air between divided Cyprus' rival leaders and eventually reunifying the ethnically split island. Ban Ki-moon emerged from a meeting Wednesday January 26, between Greek Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, expressing optimism over reunification talks that could determine the outcome of Turkey's troubled bid to join the European Union. Cyprus was split into a Turkish Cypriot north and a Greek Cypriot south in 1974.
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A worker walks by newly-dug graves that will receive the recently identified remains of Greek Cypriots who had been listed as missing since the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, at Tymvos Makedonitissas military cemetery in the island's divided capital Nicosia, on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011.