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Annan Plan

Eroglu claims that a former US Ambassador has told that the USA had spent 30 million dollars for the Turkish Cypriot “yes” vote

Eroglu claims that a former US Ambassador has told that the USA had spent 30 million dollars for the Turkish Cypriot “yes” vote

Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (01.03.16) reports that former Turkish Cypriot leader, Dervis Eroglu has recalled that he had opposed the Annan Plan and claimed that the then US Ambassador “had made a sincere confession” during one of his visits to his office by saying “we have spent 30 million dollars for the Turks saying

Fresh insight into Papadopoulos’ ‘successes’

By Loucas Charalambous IN JUNE 2003, then president Tassos Papadopoulos, in an interview he gave Turkish journalist Mehmet Ali Birand, underlined that “if a solution is not found before Cyprus’ accession to the European Union there is a danger that its partition will become permanent.” I dedicate this statement to all his incorrigible admirers who,

3+1 future scenarios for Cyprus

By Michalis S Michael Since the collapse of the Annan Plan in 2008 – the contention being that its finality was rendered during Demetris Christofias presidency– we are able to visualise, more clearly, the contradictory trajectory of Cyprus’s peace talks. By using the Burkean dictum that ‘those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat

The questions Papadopoulos should be ashamed to ask

I HAVE written on countless occasions that this country is an open political lunatic asylum. A day does not go by without statements by our political clowns (they do not only have them in Athens) to remind us of this. The leader of the Citizens’ Alliance Giorgos Lillikas on August 27 urged the government and

A referendum rerun

Normally I’d steer the hell clear of the Cyprob – yawn – as I dislike adding to the literature and aggrandising the industry. Don’t know what got into me, but hearing about the new ‘momentum’ in the peace process, after Akinci’s election – he seems a decent fellow, that Akinci – it grabbed me to

Kıbrıs’ta Barış Engellenemez! by Nikos Christofis

Mustafa Akıncı, a center-left politician and the former mayor of the northern part of divided Nicosia in the second half of the 1970s, managed in the run-off of the Turkish Cypriot elections on the 26th of April to achieve a landslide victory (60.5%) against the former president of the ‘TRNC’, Derviş Eroğlu (40.5%). Although it

Strategy change needed, parties say on Annan plan anniversary

AS Friday marked the eleventh anniversary of the Annan plan referendum, which saw Greek Cypriots reject the UN Secretary General’s plan to settle the Cyprus problem with a resounding 76 per cent, political parties redeployed old arguments and tried to draw parallels with the imminent resumption of talks. Ruling DISY, the only party – along