Negotiations articles

Two wishes and an unknown future

Two wishes and an unknown future

  By Nicos Rolandis On January 28, 1956, the British government proposed to Archbishop Makarios, through Colonial Secretary Alan Lennox-Boyd, the “Harding Plan” which provided for self-determination in 10 years with minimal involvement of the Turkish Cypriots. Read full article at CyprusMail.

For whom does the bell toll?

  The collapse of the Cyprus talks in Crans-Montana is a no-win situation that should sadden all Cypriots says Antonis Antoniou Yet another attempt to solve the Gordian knot of the Cyprus Problem has come to nothing; the Cypriot President responsible for such an ‘achievement’ was welcomed back to Cyprus as a hero by many

Turkey has reportedly sent message that efforts for reaching federal solution in Cyprus ended

  Under the title “Is the federal solution’ becoming a history?” Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (21.07.17) reports that the statements made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Yildirim and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus have clearly given the message that

What next in Cyprus?

  The latest attempt to reunite Cyprus failed intense negotiations in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, on July 7. The quintet talks under the auspices of U.N. Secretary-General was seen as the most promising occasion in years with two solution-minded leaders, Nicos Anastasiades of the Republic of Cyprus (RoC) and Mustafa Akıncı of the Turkish Republic of Northern

Erhurman: There is no point in blame-game

  Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (16.07.17) reported that the chairman of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) Tufan Erhurman stated that the possibility that tension could rise between the two sides in Cyprus as a result of an issue which consists the common wealth between the two communities, is an indication that the current

Akinci briefed Turkish Cypriot political parties which on the Crans Montana failure of talks

  According to Bayrak television (15.07.17) Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci met with the political parties that do not have “seats” in the “assembly” and briefed them regarding the failure of the Cyprus talks in Switzerland. Among those who attended the meeting, were leaders and representatives of the United Cyprus Party (BKP) the New Cyprus

When is a Greek not a Greek?

  OUR ESTABLISHMENT got a lot of stick on social media last Sunday for expressing a heretical view about what had happened in Crans-Montana and not repeating the official line that the collapse of the conference was exclusively and 100 per cent the fault of Turkish intransigence. Read full article at CyprusMail.

The emperor has no clothes

  By Alper Ali Riza In a letter to the New York Times in September 2013 president Putin of Russia addressed the American people directly over the heads of the American political establishment, warning of the consequences to peace in our time of constant Western intervention in the Middle East and the dangers of American

Quo vadis?

  By Christos P. Panayiotides I watched the president of the Republic’s television interview carefully on Monday night. There is no doubt that the president’s position on the need to cut off the political umbilical cord, which connects Cyprus with Greece and Turkey, is absolutely correct. I have advocated this position myself, on numerous occasions