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Talat stated that he expects the Crans Montana meeting to be successful

Talat stated that he expects the Crans Montana meeting to be successful

  Turkish Cypriot daily Diyalog newspaper (28.06.17) reports that the former Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat stated that the Cyprus talks have entered a new phase adding that the Crans Montana meeting which is taking place now is the most important chance for a solution since the “historical chance” for solution during the Annan

Ankara is reportedly unease with the so-called coalition government in the north

  Under the front-page title: “Ankara is unease”, Turkish daily Milliyet’s (27.06.17) correspondent in Cyprus Sefa Karahasan, writes in his column today that Ankara is unease with the so-called coalition government of the National Unity Party (UBP) and the Democratic Party (DP) in the occupation regime for its “actions”. According to Karahasan, Ankara is disturbed

Political stupidity is clearly hereditary

  By Loucas Charalambous IT is well known that stupidity is invincible. Nobody, so far, has managed to defeat it. It is also true that stupidity has no limits. It does however have one disadvantage: it cannot hide. It shouts from afar; it wants to be noticed. Political stupidity, especially, is like a minaret –

Akinci briefed the political party leaders, Ozgurgun will not go to Switzerland

  Turkish Cypriot Bayrak television (22.06.17) broadcasts that Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci briefed today the political parties represented in the occupation regime’s “assembly” on the Cyprus problem in view of the Cyprus Conference to be held at Crans Montara, Switzerland, on 28 June. The document submitted yesterday to the sides by Espen Barth Eide,

Absurd proposal only serves partition

  The proposal of Diko, Edek and Solidarity on the chapter of security and guarantees, which was made public on Tuesday, might as well have been titled ‘Formula for a deadlocked Conference and the collapse of the peace process.’ Another title could have been ‘Recipe for safeguarding and maintaining partition’, which is the solution supported

Wanted: Akel candidate, must have own money

  SUPER-PATRIOTS almost cried with joy this week as news emerged about Kyproulla’s blossoming military cooperation with Israel, which was a big boost to our delusions of military adequacy. Now that our National Guard is carrying out joint military exercises with the Israel Defence Force (IDF) it has been upgraded by association. Read full article

Politics of convenience

  The Presidential elections in Cyprus are a fairly bizarre business. Instead of running with candidates from their own ranks in the first round, political parties seek to forge alliances before Election Day. This would have been a justifiable practice if the partners were at least agreeing on fundamental policies. Read full article at in-Cyprus.