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Strategy change needed, parties say on Annan plan anniversary

Strategy change needed, parties say on Annan plan anniversary

AS Friday marked the eleventh anniversary of the Annan plan referendum, which saw Greek Cypriots reject the UN Secretary General’s plan to settle the Cyprus problem with a resounding 76 per cent, political parties redeployed old arguments and tried to draw parallels with the imminent resumption of talks. Ruling DISY, the only party – along

Minaret as identity

By Evie Andreou OTTOMAN GREED, British colonial policies and Turkish nationalism are the main reasons why the majority of Turkish Cypriots are so secular, according to Mete Hatay, senior research consultant at the Cyprus centre of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Hatay presented the results of a joint study carried out with fellow academic

The Sorrow of a Photo

  The photo of Nevcihan Oluşum –the wife of Hüseyin Niyazi Hasan who was martyred during the Gaziveren Resistance in 1963 and which has gone down in history as the photo of sorrow became the storyline for a documentary. The premier of a documentary entitled “the Sorrow of a Photo” which was jointly produced by

Let us return to the past, it will be a step forward

By Alper Ali Riza Shortly before she died, my mother famously told a journalist who had impertinently asked her how she came to marry a Turkish Cypriot that by the time she realised my father was Turkish it was too late! She had fallen in love and according to the Ancient Greeks, whose sayings my

Sener Levent:We still not find out who committed the “crime of the bathroom”

Writing in his column in Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika newspaper (04.01.15), Sener Levent continues a series of articles regarding the murder of the wife and the three children of a Turkish army major in a house at Kumsal area of Nicosia in [December] 1963. Levent reports that we have not been able to definitely find

Eroğlu slams Anastasiades

President Derviş Eroğlu evaluated the statements made by the Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiadis, who returned to the island after undergoing heart surgery in New York, as extremely grave and worrisome. According to a written statement issued by the Presidency, President Derviş Eroğlu criticised the accusations made by the Greek Cypriot leader that the Turkish