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Cyprus 360 Hosts the Puzzle

We were very happy to be hosted by Cyprus 360 on MYCYradio where we got a chance to talk about who we are, what we are doing on a daily basis and our future plans. You can listen to the whole thing here (kindly hosted by MYCYradio)    

Bicommunal action: an emerging power

source: Cyprus mail By Neophytos Loizides In the past few months no sensible pundit on the Cyprus problem would cite any positive developments at the political level; the Cypriot stalemate is deepening further each day. Yet at the grassroots level bicommunal activity at the civil society level is emerging as the critical actor in the

The occupier’s guide to Cyprus

source: Al Jazeera, by: Belen Fernandez Whenever my septuagenarian Turkish acquaintance Mustafa imbibes a certain amount of raki, Turkey’s national alcoholic beverage, he feels compelled to recount once again the story of his participation in the 1974 invasion of Cyprus by the Turkish military. In Mustafa’s raki-fuelled version, the operation’s swift success – which led

POST – Education for a culture of peace

We came across this research center based in Lefkosia. Here’s part of their statement: POST RI is a non-profit, non-political organization set up by a group of people to work for the cultural, social, and environmental betterment of Cyprus and established at 2002. Members of the intended groups collaborating with POST are not required to


The Joint Declaration Explained

On the 11th of February 2014, a much-debated joint declaration signaled the beginning of renewed negotiations for the settlement of the Cyprus problem. Article 3 of the declaration provides that ‘the settlement will be based on a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with political equality’. But what is a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation? You can find some more

Building bridges with cheese in divided Cyprus

source: france24 NICOSIA (AFP) – Forty years after Cyprus was divided by a bloody conflict, the island’s Greek and Turkish communities are trying to overcome their differences and find an unusual common cause: halloumi cheese. Efforts to have the increasingly popular “squeaky” cheese granted a protected European Union status have raised fears that Turkish Cypriot producers

Benefits of project to bring water from Turkey to Cyprus’ occupied areas under question

source: Cyprus mail The “project of the century”, as it has been described, appears to be more controversial than beneficial, with many interested parties questioning whether bringing water from Turkey to the areas of the Republic of Cyprus under Turkish occupation for drinking and irrigation purposes will solve the water shortage problem and give the