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Infrastructure preparation for Maronites’ villages started

Infrastructure preparation for Maronites’ villages started

  Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi newspaper (28.07.17) reports that following the “political decision” taken earlier this week paving the way for the return of Maronites to their villages in the breakaway regime, work on the resettlement process has begun. It has been announced that at first the infrastructure of the villages will be developed

How the Turkish Cypriot press covers the Maronites’ return

  The Turkish Cypriot press reports today (27.07.17) on the “political decision” announced yesterday which “safeguard the return of the Maronites to all their villages” in the occupied area of Cyprus. Under the title ” Vasilou Ahmet is going home”, (in English) Havadis writes refers to the case of Vasilou Ahmet, who is of Turkish

Milliyet: Οpening of villages of Maronites would be the rehearsal for the opening of Varosha

  Turkish daily Milliyet’s correspondent in Cyprus Sefa Karahasan, in a report today in the paper under the title: “Preparing for Maras in the TRNC”, and subtitle: “Surprise steps in the island”, writes that after the failure of the Cyprus talks in Crans Montana, Switzerland, the “TRNC” continues undertaking new “surprising steps”. According to the

Arikli: The opening of the fenced town of Varosha for settlement is an obligation

  Turkish Cypriot daily Diyalog newspaper (25.07.17) reports that Erhan Arikli, leader of the Revival Party (YDP), has argued that the Turkish side should announced that “UN parameters have finished”, adding that urgently the opening of the fenced town of Varosha for settlement was almost an obligation. In a written statement issued yesterday, Arikli argues

Embargoed group calls for the opening of Varosha

  Turkish Cypriot daily Star Kibris newspaper (25.07.17) reports that the group “Embargoed”, which is “fighting against the embargoes imposed on Turkish Cypriots” stated that the time has come for the opening of the fenced Varosha city for use by both communities in Cyprus. According to the paper, the group has prepared a report under

A decision for the return of all Maronites to their villages in the north was taken

  According to  Bayrak television (online, 26.07.17), a “political decision was taken in order to safeguard the return of Maronites to all their villages”. According to a press release issued by the “presidency”, in a meeting which was held this morning under the “presidency” of Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, “the decision to provide the

Columnist assesses the reasons of the embargoes imposed on the Turkish Cypriots

  Under the title “Umbilical cord”, Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (21.07.17) publishes a commentary by columnist Sami Ozuslu, who assesses the statements made by Turkish Cypriot leader Akinci that the “embargoes” imposed on the Turkish Cypriots should be lifted and the reference by President Anastasiades to an “umbilical cord” between Turkey and the

DP withdraws support to Joint Declaration

  Chairman of the Turkish Cypriot Democratic Party Serdar Denktash announced on Tuesday that his party was withdrawing its support for the February 11, 2014 joint declaration on seeking a federal solution issued by the leaders of the island’s divided communities. Read full article at CyprusMail.

G/C applications to immovable property commission 6.327 & only 837 resolved with compensation

  Turkish Cypriot daily Diyalog newspaper (11.07.17) under the front-page title: “The immovable property commission is looking for 2 billion sterling”, reports that the “chairman” of the “commission”, Ayfer Erkmen, in exclusive statements to the paper, claimed that for the last four years the “commission” had not been able to make any “decision” because it

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