Greece & Turkey articles

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

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

Turkish commentary says Cyprus intercommunal negotiations ‘Wake-up’ call

  Istanbul T24 Pro-secular, independent news portal ( published (27.07.17) a commentary by Metin Munir under the title: “The One Who Hears the Wake Up Call, Raise Your Hand”] “The Cyprus negotiations, which ended recently never to start again, demonstrated that the island’s division is not temporary but permanent. This was demonstrated not only to

Atun:A possible cooperation between Israel-Turkey-“TRNC”on the natural gas is into the agenda

  Turkish Cypriot daily Diyalog newspaper (01.08.17) under the front-page title: “A lot of things would change”, reports that so-called minister of economy and energy Sunat Atun, in exclusive statements to the paper announced that they will undertake steps prior to the end of the year for the transferring of electricity from Turkey to the

Plan B or what?

  What are Turks trying to do in Cyprus? What might be the aim behind Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı’s decision to allow former residents of three Maronite villages to return to their former homes or heralding thousands of former residents of former touristic resort Varosha suburb of Famagusta that permission for their return might

Turkish MFA on UNFICYP Resolution

  Bayrak television (29.07.17) broadcast that the Turkish Foreign Ministry stated that the most recent Resolution adopted by the UN Security Council extending the mandate of the UN Peace Keeping Force in Cyprus for a further 6 months “contains certain wordings which prejudge the future conduct of the Cyprus settlement process”. In a written statement

Immovable Property Commission to set a budget of 15 billion sterling to pay compensations

  Turkish Cypriot daily Detay newspaper (31.07.17) reports that after the failure of the Cyprus talks in Crans Montana, Switzerland, the eyes are turned to the “Immovable Property Commission” and writes that the “commission’s term of office expired in December 2017 and it is expected to be extended”. According to information acquired by the paper,