Author Archives: Andreas Kyprianou

YKP: If you abandon UN parameters, it will mean that you challenge the world like North Korea

YKP: If you abandon UN parameters, it will mean that you challenge the world like North Korea

  Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (10.08.17) reports that Alpay Durduran, member of the New Cyprus Party’s (YKP) secretariat, has said that abandoning the UN parameters on the Cyprus problem because no solution was found, would be tantamount to challenging the international community, like in the case of North Korea. Describing as “not realistic” the

Denktas: Elections cannot be held earlier than April 2018

  Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (09.08.17), under the title “Technically an elections before April cannot be held”, publishes an interview with Serdar Denktas, leader of the Democratic Party (DP) and self-styled deputy prime minister and “minister of finance”, given to the paper’s journalists Meltem Sonay and Mert Ozdag mainly on domestic issues. Denktas

Izcan: Those who supported Akinci expect him to push for finding a federal solution and not to put butter on status quo supporters’ bread

  Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika newspaper (09.08.17) reports that Izzet Izcan, chairman of the United Cyprus Party (BKP), has described as “adventurist and hollow debates” the issue of the return of Maronite Cypriots to their occupied villages and the opening of the occupied fenced off city of Varosha under Turkish administration. In a written statement

Akinci: The “TRNC” is a reality… It cannot be ignored

  Under the above title, Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi newspaper (08.08.17, online) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci has said that the Turkish Cypriots and the Greek Cypriots should live peacefully in Cyprus with or without a solution to the Cyprus problem. Addressing a ceremony today at occupied Kokkina village on the occasion

The press sees difficult days for the Immovable Property Commission

  Under the title “Neither payments exist nor applications”, Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis newspaper (08.08.17) reports that the “immovable property commission”, which “is mentioned as the biggest right gained by the TRNC and Turkey at international level during the past years, is experiencing difficult days, because the resources necessary to the commission are not secured”.

Arikli: Turkish Plan B is implemented, there is no need to be officially announced

  Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi newspaper (08.08.17) reports that Erhan Arikli, chairman of the illegal Turkish settlers’ Revival Party (YDP), has argued that it was not necessary for Turkish side’s Plan B to be announced officially or named, as “it is anyway being implemented”. In a written statement issued yesterday, Arikli alleged that the

For the first time Akinci refers to a possible two state solution in the EU,reactions by CTP

  According to Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (05.08.17), Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci has referred, for the first time, to a “two state solution under the EU roof”. Addressing representatives of Turkish Cypriot organizations during a briefing after the failure of the Cyprus Conference in Crans Montana, Akinci argued that he had devoted