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Erel: Cyprus negotiations were sacrificed for the Turkish referendum

Erel: Cyprus negotiations were sacrificed for the Turkish referendum

  Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi newspaper (27.04.17) reports that businessman Ali Erel and former chairman of the Cyprus-EU Association stated that the behavior of the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci after the decision for the enosis plebiscite was wrong and added that this behavior continued deliberatively so that that the referendum process in Turkey

Akinci criticized the fact that Anastasiades referred the “Enosis bill” to the Supreme Court

  According to ΒRT television (online, 27.04.17), Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci has alleged that the Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades is moving further away as the elections get closer in the government controlled area of the Republic of Cyprus. In a written statement issued yesterday, Akinci claimed that despite Mr. Anastasiades’ hope breaking behaviour,

Averof: Election focus should not trump Cyprus talks

  Prominent senior officials of ruling Disy, including leader Averof Neophytou, have criticised President Nicos Anastasiades’ apparent cooling off with regard to pushing forward with the Cyprus problem talks, especially following his decision to refer a law designed to address concerns raised by the Turkish Cypriot community to the Supreme Court. Read full article at

Ertugruloglu: Greek Cypriots ignore the rights of the Turkish Cypriot people in the EEZ

  Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (22.04.17) reported that Tahsin Ertugruloglu, self-styled foreign minister of the breakaway regime in the occupied area of Cyprus has met in Doha with Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani, chairman of the Qatar Businessmen Association, whom he invited to illegally visit the occupied area of the Republic of Cyprus. Ertugruloglu

Talat is pessimistic on the Cyprus talks

  Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi newspaper (23.04.17) reported that former Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, evaluating the latest developments in the Cyprus talks, said that this year a Cyprus settlement cannot be reached, adding that they reached at this point due to the speed of the negotiations and the opportunity was lost. Talat

Denktas: Barricades opening was like a revolution

  Under the above title, Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi newspaper (24.04.17) reports that the “deputy prime minister” Serdar Denktas argued that the opening of the barricades in 2003 was “a big and historical decision and also a revolutionary step”. “I have no regrets” Denktas stated, claiming that they had to create a climate which

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