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Greek FM refuses to drink coffee with Turkish counterpart in Cyprus

Greek FM refuses to drink coffee with Turkish counterpart in Cyprus

Turkey‘s top diplomat recently said his Greek counterpart declined his proposal to drink coffee together in Cyprus as a sign of both countries’ willingness to reunify the divided island. “I’m not ready for that,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu quoted Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias as saying as he addressed Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission last

Turkish FM says security concerns ‘critical’ for Cyprus

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has stated that in order for there to be a lasting Cyprus settlement, security concerns from both sides would have to be taken into account, he told local newspaper Phileleftheros in comments published on Sunday. Cavusoglu stressed that for Turkish Cypriots, Ankara’s role would be critical, while also stating that

Kyprianou ‘cautiously optimistic’ after meeting Davutoglu and Cavusoglu

AKEL leader Andros Kyprianou said it was clear from his meetings with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Foreign Minister Melvut Cavusoglu in Istanbul on Saturday that Ankara did want to see a Cyprus solution but, he tweeted on Sunday that this needed to be proved at the negotiating table. Kyprianou said late on Saturday,

Akinci briefed “parliament” in the north on the Cyprus negotiations

By Jean Christou Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on Tuesday briefed ‘parliament’ in the north on the Cyprus negotiations. According to Turkish Cypriot media, the session took place behind closed doors and lasted seven hours. Akinci said ‘MPs’ had lots of questions which he answered with every detail requested of him, adding there would be

AKEL delegation headed by Andros Kyprianou to visit Turkey on 23rd January

AKEL leader Andros Kyprianou has accepted an invitation to meet Turkish Foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, and will visit Turkey on January 23, he announced on Friday. Speaking at a New Year’s event at AKEL’s headquarters, Kyprianou said he has already been in touch with President Nicos Anastasiades, to arrange a meeting to prepare for the

Kyprianou open to Turkey invitation

Opposition party Akel leader Andros Kyprianou says he would welcome an invite to Istanbul to meet with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu later this month. Recent reports in CyBC say that Cavusoglu had extended his hand to Kyprianou – who has been critical of the approach President Nicos Anastasiades during the Cyprus talks – through

Cyprus negotiators roll up their sleeves

A government sources says ‘now things are about to get tough’ as negotiators in the Cyprus talks prepare to thrash out their differences in the hope of yielding some results by early Autumn. Talks between chief negotiators Andreas Mavrogiannis and Ozdil Nami resumed on Tuesday with both men focused solely on laying down the groundwork

Turkish FM Cavusoglu underlines opportunity not be missed

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said it is the first time they have been so hopeful of a settlement in Cyprus and underlined that ‘this opportunity must not be missed’. Sefa Karahasan reporting for Milliyet newspaper interviewed the Foreign Minister Cavusoglu who said he hoped the GC side would not ‘do something at the

Turkey would remain guarantor power as long as T/c people wanted it to do so

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said that there was a strong consensus both in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus towards a settlement in Cyprus. He said that the Cyprus Problem could be resolved within this year if the Greek Cypriot Side too was sincere towards reaching a settlement. The Turkish Foreign

Nicosia pleased with Turkish retraction

Nicosia has welcomed a move from Brussels to force Turkey into retracting its description of the Cyprus Republic as ‘void’ in a document submitted last week to the Turkish-EU Partnership Council. Cyprus had protested against the wording to the European Union prompting officials in Brussels to act. During Monday’s partnership council meeting, Turkey removed the