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Cyprus town's future hangs in Swiss talks balance

A country town in a sea of orchards near the island's north coast, Morphou once had an almost entirely Greek Cypriot population who still hold title deeds to its rich farmlandWhen Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot leaders meet for land-for-peace talks on Monday aimed at ending the island’s decades-old division, the future of a famed orange-growing centre will be a core dispute. A country town in a sea of orchards near the island’s north coast, Morphou once had an almost entirely Greek Cypriot population who still hold title deeds to its rich farmland. Now named Guzelyurt in Turkish, it is home to around 18,000 Turkish Cypriots, some of whom have lived here for more than four decades.

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