Greece & Turkey articles

We should no longer ignore the economic benefits of a solution

We should no longer ignore the economic benefits of a solution

  The main failure of the Cypriot politics is that so many people on both sides of the dividing line in Cyprus either don’t support a solution, or they would like a solution but on ‘their own terms’. The Cyprus Problem has sadly been a convenient political game by Cypriot politicians, both Greek and Turkish.

A return to form for an increasingly tetchy Nik

  PREZ NIK, I hear, has returned to his ashtray-throwing days, even though there are not always ashtrays available when he loses his rag, which reportedly has been happening frequently since his triumphant return from Crans-Montana, where Turkish intransigence was 100 per cent to blame for the failure. Read full article at CyprusMail.

Building Blocks

  The failure of Conference on Cyprus at Crans-Montana will go down as another lost opportunity to achieve a political settlement acceptable to both sides of the island. From a cynic’s point of view this is not such a big deal as the majority of Cyprus’ inhabitants had medium or even low expectations with regard

A good old fashioned Cyprus blame game

  The good old… It is unstoppable and has been going on since that fateful five party dinner with the UNSG at Crans-Montana on July 6, where the two Cypriot sides and the three guarantors failed spectacularly (once again) to solve the political problem. Since then, not a single day has passed without Greek Cypriots

President must stop determining his policy on Cyprob according to pre-election considerations

  AKEL on the confrontation with the UN General Secretariat Statement by Stefanos Stefanou, AKEL C.C. Spokesperson AKEL C.C Press Office, 26th July 2017, Nicosia After the failure of the Conference on Cyprus in Crans Montana, no one from the international community is talking about Turkey’s responsibilities. The UN expects from the two Cypriot sides

Ertugruloglu called on Turkey to support & provide more help for lifting of sports embargoes

  According to Bayrak television (27.07.17), so-called foreign minister Tahsin Ertugruloglu has called on Turkish sports teams to support sports activities in the “TRNC”. In a written statement issued yesterday, Ertugruloglu alleged that holding friendly matches or games between the “TRNC” and Turkish teams is extremely important for “removing the embargoes imposed on the Turkish

Erhurman on Eide’s remarks

  According to Bayrak television (27.07.17) the leader of the main opposition Republican Turkish Party (CTP) Tufan Erhurman has evaluated the tension between President Anastasiades and the UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor to Cyprus Espen Barth Eide. The Special Advisor had come under heavy criticism by the Greek Cypriot side over comments he made following

Turkish Cypriot Columnist wonders if anyone knows about the real population in the north

  In a commentary, under the title: “Is 650 thousands the population of the TRNC?”, columnist Sami Ozuslu in Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (27.07.17), commenting on statements made the other day by the so-callled minister of health Faiz Sucuoglu, during a televised program, who alleged that the “presumable number of people living in