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Flying the crashed Cyprus plane…

Flying the crashed Cyprus plane…

A British colleague, who has been following the Cyprus problem right from the start in 1963, once said the Cyprus talks were very much like a plane that smoothly takes off every 10 years before making a crash landing each time. Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades has declared his readiness to resume talks from the

Politico: Cyprus talks not dead yet

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders are adamant that a deal to reunify the island isn’t dead, but the negotiations will likely be much tougher and slower from now on. Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart Mustafa Akıncı hit an impasse Monday night after two days of talks in Mont Pèlerin, Switzerland, and

Turkish FM called on all parties of Cyprus talks to determine a date for a 5-party conference & continue negotiations

The Turkish Foreign Ministry called on all parties of the Cyprus talks to determine a date for a five-party conference without delay, and meanwhile continue negotiations. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hüseyin Müftüoğlu said on Nov. 23 that “a valuable opportunity has been missed” at a critical phase of the negotiation process between the Turkish and Greek

Is There Still Hope For A Cyprus Deal?

The latest round of UN-brokered talks to end Cyprus’s frozen conflict fell short on Tuesday. Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci left the negotiating table in Switzerland empty-handed after two days of talks that many believed were the best chance yet to reunify Cyprus. Read full article at foreignpolicy.  

The “Cyprus Solution” in Judea and Samaria?

Army Radio this morning reported that Professor Joe Wheeler, an international lawyer from the United States, has been hired by the Israeli government to help it promote the “Cyprus Solution” to land ownership issues in Judea and Samaria. According to the plan, an arbitration committee will be appointed to decide on issues of land belonging

Cyprus peace deal hangs in the balance

Cyprus – Rival Cypriot leaders resume UN-backed talks Sunday aimed at resolving four decades of division on the Mediterranean island with hopes of a breakthrough high but a key territory dispute unsettled. Seen by experts as the last best chance to reunify Cyprus, the make-or-break discussions in Switzerland could lead to a multi-billion-euro deal or