By Neophytos Loizides A Colombian friend left me a message the other day following the collapse of our most recent Cyprus peace talks asking: ‘Are things really this bad? Please give me some good news, even if you have to lie.’ Read full article at CyprusMail.
By George Koumoullis ONCE MORE, researcher and author, Antis Roditis, in an article titled Who remembers the abysmal mistake of 1964, which was published in Politis, discusses the stance of Makarios who, supposedly, ignored the suggestion to the Greek government by then US Secretary of State Dean Rusk for the unilateral declaration of enosis.…
By Melissa Hekkers A holiday has come somewhat at the right time for me. As the negotiations for a potential solution to the Cyprus problem ground to a standstill last week, a feeling of deflation, or a discouragement, should I say, has prevailed. Read full article at in-Cyprus.
By Fiona Mullen One of the greatest tragedies of the breakdown of the talks to solve the Cyprus problem in Crans-Montana last week was that we had only just found out what each party really cared about. Read full article at in-Cyprus.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged the Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders to think long and hard about next steps for the Cyprus problem in his first official remarks since he closed down the Conference on Cyprus in Crans Montana on July 7. Read full article at in-Cyprus.
By Esra Aygin “Rejecting the most possible with the assertion of rightfulness”, as reputable Cypriot Professor Niyazi Kizilyurek describes it, has resulted in another failure in Cyprus. It could, this time, be definitive, and lead to the permanent partition of the island. Read full article at in-Cyprus.
Old, new deal RoC President Nicos Anastasiades addressed the nation last Monday to explain what happened in the doomed Conference on Cyprus at the Swiss resort Crans-Montana. Naturally, he carpeted Turkey and Turkish Cypriots as the ones who bear most responsibility for the July 6 crash. And then he offered his big proposal; his…
By Tim Potier Expectations for Crans-Montana had been set deliberately low. The disappointments of the past were guarantor of that. The second Conference had started slow, seeming to make little progress until Antonio Guterres arrived for the first time. Read full article at in-Cyprus.
It is too early, undoubtedly, to predict what the next steps on the Cyprus problem could be, after the spectacular failure to reach a deal at the Swiss Alpine resort of Crans-Montana. Read full article at in-Cyprus.
Under the title “Don’t expect to become a patch to the Greek Cypriots”, Turkish Cypriot daily Gunes newspaper (13.07.17) reports that Dursun Oguz, “deputy” with the National Unity Party (UBP) said that the Turkish Cypriots should act according to the “realities” and based on the knowledge regarding what the Greek Cypriots want. He added:…