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Financial Times: President sees 2016 as crucial for Cyprus

Financial Times: President sees 2016 as crucial for Cyprus

The president of Cyprus has voiced cautious hope that a deal to end 40 years of division on the island could be signed this year, but said vital issues including the withdrawal of Turkish troops were still to be resolved. Nicos Anastasiades, leader of the internationally recognised Greek Cypriot government, told the Financial Times that

Financial Times: Beacon of hope glimmers in Cyprus stand-off

Anyone who is confident that 2016 will be the breakthrough year for the Cyprus dispute, one of the world’s oldest and seemingly most insoluble diplomatic problems, would benefit from an hour with Alexis Galanos. Mr Galanos, 75, is the Greek Cypriot mayor-in-exile of Famagusta, a once thriving port city and tourist resort on the east

Israel,Turkey,Egypt,Greece,Cyprus:Geopolitical puzzle game of high risk for 2016

The recent rapprochement between Turkey and Israel makes the geopolitical game around the Eastern Mediterranean more risky and especially its energy sector an even more cloudy sector in which Athens, Nicosia, Ankara, Israel, and Egypt want to invest and put a lot of hope already on it, but every country has a lot of obstacles

Syria and EU relations top foreign policy agenda in 2016, Israel, Cyprus issue promising

As Turkey leaves behind the many significant events in 2015, including signed agreements, crises and escalated tensions, four important issues will take the biggest share of the country’s foreign policy agenda in 2016. Ankara will focus on the ongoing war in Syria, which will enter its fifth year in March, and try to break the

Leaders first meeting of 2016 “very productive”

In their first meeting of the year, the leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities examined the future course of the reunification talks and did not focus on the thorny issue of property, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Thursday. On his return to the presidential palace after his meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa

The challenges of 2016

The people of Cyprus will start 2016 hoping to see major landscapes on both the political and economic scene. Here are some of the basic challenges needing urgent implementation during the next 12 months. Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci have until the summer to forge a deal on the Cyprus problem. The presidential election campaign