Author Archives: Andreas Kyprianou

The National Council; a waste of time?

The National Council; a waste of time?

THE TWO-DAY National Council meeting that would have supposedly carved out a national strategy for the Cyprus problem, as was widely expected, ended in dismal failure. How could the party leaders have agreed on a single strategy when they do not have the same objective? Could there be an agreed strategy for achieving a bi-zonal,

Anastasiades says he will not return to table until NAVTEX is cancelled

Greek Cypriot president Anastasiades has reiterated that the NAVTEX had not yet been cancelled and the Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa seismic research ship had not withdrawn from the area which was why he will not return to the negotiation table. In statements to SIMERINI Anastasiades said in order for dialogue to restart he added that he

Anger at LSE after Turkish Cypriots were refused entry to a meeting

The London School of Economics is under fire from Turkish Cypriots who were refused entry to a public meeting addressed by the TRNC Foreign Minister Özdil Nami. According to the reports university officials said they were compelled to take severe safety measures because of “threats” received. FM Nami was invited to speak at the LSE

Turkish MFA & Eroglu responded to Greek Defense Minister’s @PanosKammenos statements on CyProb

Ankara Anadolu Agency Online in English (14.02.15) reported that the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos’ recent remarks about Cyprus were bearing “a provocative tone.” “It is obvious that such actions and statements will not contribute to preserve peace and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean, to further develop Turkish-Greek

Eroglu: Were not discussing ENOSIS or TAKSIM but a state for two communities

President Eroglu has called on the GC side and said he is waiting for GC president Anastasiades to return to the negotiating table with no preconditions. Eroglu said he made constructive proposals and gestures in order for the talks to continue but Anastasiades rejected all of these. Therefore I do not believe his excuses for