By Dr. Alexandros Lordos As the Conference on Cyprus was going on in Crans-Montana, I found myself in distant East Timor, a small island nation in South East Asia with a troubled recent history that is strikingly similar to that of Cyprus. Read full article at in-Cyprus.
Under the title “The bullets exploded”, Turkish Cypriot Kibris newspaper (02.07.17) reported that a fire, which broke out on Saturday in the forest area near occupied Kalyvakia village, ‘created fear and panic”. The fire, which destroyed 30 donums of steep terrain [Translator’s note: A land measure of 1000 square meters], was caused as a…
Under the title “Fear for death?”, Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (30.06.17) publishes an article by the paper’s editor-in-chief Cenk Mutluyakali who writes about the hundreds of Turkish Cypriots who decided to visit the free areas of the Republic of Cyprus during the days of Bayram, without having any fears for their safety,…
Under the title “He put on the table the condition of the four freedoms for the Turks”, Turkish Cypriot Afrika newspaper (30.06.17) reports that “Turkey is determined to keep the Turkish Cypriots hostages” and that the negotiations at Crans Montana will soon be interrupted. “Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who has allegedly proposed the…
A bicommunal demonstration in favour of a solution to the Cyprus problem started outside the Nicosia town Hall on Wednesday before moving to the buffer zone at the end of Ledra Street. Read full article at in-Cyprus.
Greek and Cypriot diaspora organisations have publicised a letter in which they call for a solution without guarantees or Turkish troops. Below is the letter in full: Read full article at in-Cyprus.
Citizens’ initiative #UniteCyprusNow has announced that will be at Crans-Montana during the Cyprus conference from Wednesday, starting on 28 June, to campaign for a solution, while the leaders will be negotiating. Read full article at in-Cyprus.
In light of the upcoming conference on Cyprus in Geneva, scheduled to start on Wednesday, the island’s five religious leaders pray for “a successful outcome that will ensure the end of the unacceptable status quo,” it was announced on Tuesday. Read full article at CyprusMail.
Greek and Turkish Cypriots have more in common than meets the eye, as according to a new DNA study most of them come from a single paternal gene pool of local origin and have very close genetic affinity. Read full article at CyprusMail.
By Kyriacos Kiliaris Famagusta residents, local shopkeepers and NGOs are angry over a decision taken by the Turkish military authorities in the north to open up Dherynia beach to Turkish Cypriot bathers. Read full article at in-Cyprus.