Former Time Warner Inc. vice chairman Ted Turner is trying to end a 53-year standstill.
The Cable News Network founder is calling for North Korea and South Korea to sign a peace treaty as a step toward building a proposed peace park in the Demilitarized Zone that divides them, AP reported.
The two countries are still technically at war, since the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a cease-fire, according to AP.
“You can't have a peace park unless you have peace, so the DMZ can never become a peace park until there's a peace treaty between the North and the South,” Turner told AP. “It's already been 53 years. Isn't it time to make peace here?"