Author Archives: Andreas Kyprianou

Akinci:In case of a non-solution,2 separate states will continue by taking roots side by side

Akinci:In case of a non-solution,2 separate states will continue by taking roots side by side

  Turkish daily Milliyet newspaper (07.08.17) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci has signalled that in case a political solution was not found in Cyprus, they would head towards a “two separate states” solution. In statements to Milliyet’s correspondent in the occupied area of the island, Akinci claimed that in case of a non-solution,

Akinci: Political equality of T/C will be accepted or existence of 2 entities will continue

  Under the title “Either equality or two separate entities”, Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis newspaper (07.08.17) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci has argued that the Greek Cypriot side should carry out a “very serious assessment” [of the situation in Cyprus after the failure of the Crans Montana Conference] and that as time passes

Clock ticking for Varosha

  By Annie Charalambous Speculation over the opening of the fenced-off town of Varosha may lead to that eventuality, but it will take a decade before the first displaced inhabitant gets to return. This is what a political analyst told the Cyprus Weekly following the furore sparked by signals from Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot

Mak’s true legacy is our delusions of grandeur

  THE MARKING of the 40th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Makarios, on Thursday, turned out to be a non-event, apart from a few routine statements about his greatness, astuteness and legacy by some political parties that still think there is political capital to be made by worshipping him. Read full article at CyprusMail.

Cyprus silent minorities

  By Alper Ali Riza WE NOW know for sure that the two protagonist communities in Cyprus distrust each other so much they are neither willing nor able to work together except, perhaps, under the umbrella of superstructure such as that of the European Union. Read full article at CyprusMail.

Open Letter to the UN Secretary-General

  August 4, 2017 Your Excellency I WAS truly saddened to watch your very brief press conference – which lasted only 3.5 minutes – which was televised at 3:15 am (Cyprus local time) on Friday, 7 July, announcing that you were deeply sorry that the conference on Cyprus at Crans-Montana in Switzerland had ended without

Varosha: town of ghosts

  By Achilleas Antoniades I woke up at 5.30. It’s been a bad night. My sleep was interrupted several times. Anxiety set in my soul since the late afternoon. I got out of bed unable to sleep or think. I am sitting on the balcony overlooking some watermelon fields and bunches of acacia trees in

Two drunks and the keys of the Cyprob

  By Ozay Mehmet EVER since the Greek Cypriot leadership “internationalised” the Cyprus Problem (Cyprob) in 1955, it has been chasing a mirage. The solution lies at home, on the island, requiring an honest compromise with the Turkish Cypriot side, the other major ethnic community. Read full article at CyprusMail.

Elcil criticized the educational student trips organized by Turkey

  Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (04.08. 17) reports that Senel Elcil, the general secretary of KTOS (Turkish Cypriot Union of Primary Teachers) criticized the educational trips organized for Turkish Cypriot students to Canakale Turkey, under the label “Educational and culture trips”, stressing that this is an islamization effort towards the Turkish Cypriot community. He

Burcu: Akinci himself decides with whom to meet or not

  According to Bayrak television (online, 04.08.17), Baris Burcu, Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci’s spokesman, in a statement, said that the “vice president” of the “Turkish Fighters Association” (TMT) in a written message inappropriately accused Akinci by saying that “unfortunately, president Akinci had received and held a frank meeting with the Unite Cyprus Now Platform