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Greek Cypriots say welcome election of Turk Cypriot moderate

Greek Cypriots welcomed the election of a moderate Turkish Cypriot leader in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on April 27, saying they anticipated a swift resumption of stalled peace talks. Turkish Cypriot independent Mustafa Akıncı swept to victory in presidential elections on April 26, clinching 60.5 percent of the vote over incumbent conservative

Turkish Cypriot presidential candidate brings hope for unity

Walking around the Old City on the Turkish side, one is struck by the age of the buildings. A Turkish bath and a cathedral-turned-mosque are centuries old. A caravanserai of ochre-brown stone blocks has been lovingly restored to a quadrangle of restaurants and craft shops. Then one looks down a side street and finds it

Cyprus reunification hopes edge toward reality (Video) #euronews There is growing optimism that stalled peace talks in Cyprus might resume. A dispute over offshore gas reserves led to their suspension last year. The UN Special Adviser on Cyprus, Norwegian Espen Barth Eide, has said he sees no obstacle, once the elections in the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus are over. Since

Isolated north Cyprus counts on Turkey for economic survival

NICOSIA (AFP) – Recognised only by Ankara, the tiny Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus heads to the polls on Sunday with its economy suffering from international isolation and surviving mainly thanks to Turkey s largesse. The campaign for the presidential vote, which will see incumbent Dervis Eroglu face three main challengers, has focused on stalled efforts

Patriots Punished in Northern Cyprus

Source Huffington Post Koray Basdogrultmaci and Cinel Senem Husseyin, a Turkish-Speaking Cypriot couple, were charged for hanging the Cyprus Republic’s flag outside their home and shop in Famagusta in June 2013. They were arrested and put in jail on June 21st 2013 and their original trial was postponed until June 11th 2014. “Northern Cyprus is legally

Cyprus: Hostage to history & now to hydrocarbons too #amandajanepaul #todayszamancom

The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) appeared on the island in 1964 after inter-communal strife broke out between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities and never left, making it one of the longest-serving UN peacekeeping forces. Theoretically, compared to other so-called “frozen conflicts,” the Cyprus problem should be easy to resolve if there

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