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‘Grand statements’ on substance of talks not helpful, spokesman says

‘Grand statements’ on substance of talks not helpful, spokesman says

The government insisted on Sunday there were no timetables for a Cyprus solution, spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said following comments by Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci that he expected rapid progress after May’s Greek Cypriot parliamentary elections. Speaking on the sidelines of an event in Limassol, Christodoulides said: “Since the start of the current effort we have

Christodoulides: Νο question of guaranteed majorities

Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides made clear that there is no question of guaranteed majorities either with regard to property ownership nor population after a settlement to the Cyprus problem. “To restore the truth I would like once more to make clear that there is no question of guaranteed majorities either in the issue of property

Cyprus peace talks not ‘stuck’ on property issue

UN-brokered Cyprus peace talks aiming to reunite the divided island are not stuck on the thorny issue of property, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said on Friday. Talking to state radio, Christodoulides also said: “We are not stuck on the property issue. It is a difficult issue, one that touches many other aspects of the Cyprus

Christodoulides :Cyprus solution depends on the outcome of negotiations

Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides has pointed out that the time for a solution to the Cyprus problem solely depends upon the result of the ongoing UN-led negotiations between the two communities. Invited by CNA to comment on statements made by Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci – according to which the aim is to find a

Christodulides:Struggle for reunification continues, we rule out partition

Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides said on Sunday that the Greek Cypriot side will continue its struggle aiming at reunifying the island on the basis of a bi-zonal bi-communal federation, ruling out any form of partition. Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. The leaders of the two communities,

Christodoulides reaffirms position on no derogations from EU

Government spokesperson Nikos Christodoulides has reaffirmed Cyprus’ position that any solution of the island’s problem cannot have derogations from the EU acquis, he told Sunday’s ‘Simerini’. Christodoulides added that this is the position of the union as well, and that everyone involved in the negotiation process needs to serve the interest of Greek Cypriots and

Famagusta return dangled in front of Turkey

Cyprus government sources have confirmed that the island could remove its veto for Turkey’s accession into the EU if Famagusta is returned to its rightful owners. Germany is ready to accelerate Turkey’s EU accession process, German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed after meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Merkel’s statement came as she visited Turkey