The premiers of Greece and Turkey failed to agree over how to end their 14-year division of Cyprus despite improved relations between the two NATO members.

"In the general climate of detente it would be strange if Cyprus remained an example of an unsettled and dangerous irregularity," Premier Andreas Papandreou said at a dinner Monday at a tightly guarded seaside hotel outside Athens.

Visiting Premier Turgut Ozal indicated he will not give in to Greek pressure for troop withdrawals from northern Cyprus and said there "is no room for petty designs, one-sided gains and shortsighted tactics."