Jean-Claude Juncker

Official: Cyprus security talks break, resume after Jan. 18

Top diplomats from Turkey, Greece and Britain temporarily suspended talks aimed at helping unify long-divided Cyprus after failing to narrow differences Thursday on security guarantees for its ethnic Greek and Turkish communities.

Envoys to the U.N.-hosted talks in Geneva said foreign ministers from Cyprus' three "guarantors" now will step back from the process and let their deputies thrash out the options starting next Wednesday, with hopes of returning to the table if progress is made.

"Today, as the foreign ministers, we frankly shared our position on different issues — particularly on security and guarantee issues," Turkish Foreign Minister...