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Burcu sees solution benefits for all

Burcu sees solution benefits for all

A Cyprus solution will revolutionise how Turkish Cypriots are perceived in the global community, says Baris Burcu, adding they will be equal founding partners of an internationally recognised country. Burcu, head spokesman of the office of Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, was a guest on a live television programme in the north, according to Turkish

Give-and-take time for negotiations

By Esra Aygin Progress achieved in the negotiations to reunify Cyprus under a federal umbrella means the sides are just a stone’s throw away from the final give-and-take stage, according to a senior Turkish Cypriot source. The final give-and-take will involve painful political compromises across all the topics of the Cyprus problem, but mainly governance,

Ignore the dwarfs

Just minutes after the EU-Turkey summit in Brussels finished last Sunday, a wave of déjà vu swept over Cyprus. Turkey may have received €3 billion to contain the refugee flows into Europe plus a promise to restart its EU accession process as well as some visa waiver perks, but the government was satisfied; Cyprus’ unilateral

Deal reached on Turkey water pipeline

It seems a deal has finally been reached for the management of the water supplied by the pipeline connecting mainland Turkey to Myrtou dam in the village of Panagra (Geçitköy). After months of negotiations, recent media reports suggest that coalition partners in the Turkish Cypriot administration have agreed to privatise the pipeline’s operation under a

Feelings of mistrust

By Esra Aygin The attack on several Turkish Cypriots by a group of young Greek Cypriot extremists and allegations that Greek Cypriot police stood by without intervening, has revealed deep-lying insecurities and feelings of mistrust among Turkish Cypriot society. “At a time when we are making such a big effort for a solution, the biggest

Views attributed to US Ambassador not true

The US Embassy in Nicosia issued a press release on Monday in response to Greek Cypriot political parties who disapproved of Turkish military officers attending a social event in the north. Strong criticism was directed at newly appointed US Ambassador Kathleen Ann Doherty and her diplomatic staff, who were seen in photos shaking hands with

Narratives of a conflict By @eratokm1

When we talk about narratives, we define it as the spoken or written account of connected events, which could be real or imagined, that provide a chain of events that are recounted to others and especially to future generations. In intractable conflicts, a certain narrative of the conflict is created, which nurtures a separate collective

Transparency is vital

Roelf Meyer is a South African politician and businessman who played a prominent role in the negotiations to end apartheid. Talking recently about the current talks to solve the Cyprus problem, his sentiments could not have been clearer: He said that the two leaders and their teams need to inform people – Greek Cypriots and

Turkish Cypriot anxiety over 4:1 ratio

A report by Turkish daily Hurriyet has brought reactions in the occupied areas in the north about a proposal for a four-to-one ratio between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots in a post solution federal Cyprus. According to Hurriyet, who also cited a publication by Greek Cypriot daily Politis on the subject, the estimate that dozens

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