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After the love has gone By @EsraAygin

After the love has gone By @EsraAygin

By Esra Aygin The sides have not been able to achieve much since the infamous Istanbul crisis back in May as they struggled to bridge the remaining difficulties and reach further convergences especially in the very complicated and sensitive issue of property. According to an informal timetable, the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot sides were


Leadership Call from Famagusta Initiative

  Famagusta Initiative, an activist group in Cyprus has issued a statement regarding the disastrous fires that have been raging in Troodos and the ecological disaster upon Cyprus. Criticizing the failure to set aside barriers in times of such disaster, they call for a close collaboration among leaders in order to reclaim the burnt sites

Moment of truth has arrived Βy @EsraAygin

The infamous Istanbul crisis, albeit small, was very important in showing how vital leadership and good judgement are right now, at a time when Cyprus solution negotiations have reached a critical point. Both Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades acted irrationally in this crisis, not as two leaders building a

Obstacles will be soon overcome so he finally propose a solution to vote on

President Nicos Anastasiades says he is staying upbeat that obstacles in ongoing talks to resolve the Cyprus problem will be soon overcome so that he finally propose a solution for the people to vote on. Relations between the two communities on the island have warmed since Mustafa Akinci was elected as the new Turkish Cypriot

Leaders aim at bridging differences by end of the year

The two leaders are determined to tackle the current disagreements between the two sides without affecting their rights, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday, aiming at reaching a solution this year. Returning to the presidential palace after a meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, Anastasiades it was conducted in a positive climate. The two

Ankara suggests Turkish base areas in Cyprus

Ankara is reportedly pondering a pull out of its armed forces in Cyprus provided that it can leave behind military bases much like the British armed forces currently operate on the island. According to reports in Phileleftheros on Thursday, the new formula has already been suggested to the Permanent Five of the UN Security Council.

Fears over hardline stance of new coalition in north

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci left for Berlin on Monday for a meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, leaving behind political party wrangling to form a new ‘government’ that could already be on the table when he returns on Saturday. Akinci has given the mandate to the National Unity Party (UBP), a move

Turkish Cypriots feel sidelined

By Esra Aygin The ongoing dialogue between Turkey, the Republic of Cyprus and the European Union regarding the migration deal has led to concerns in the northern part of Cyprus that Turkish Cypriots are being sidelined. A conversation between Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Pre-sident Nicos Anastasiades during last-week’s EU-Turkey migration summit in Brussels