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View: EDEK leader’s ‘revelations’ on talks a sign of desperation

View: EDEK leader’s ‘revelations’ on talks a sign of desperation

EDEK chief Marinos Sizopoulos kept his word and made more “revelations” about what President Anastasiades had been agreeing for a settlement “behind the back” of the Greek Cypriot people. On Monday he gave a three-page document, which compared provisions of the Annan plan and the Anastasiades-Akinci convergences, contained in the minutes of National Council meetings,

EDEK leader: present talks little more than another Annan plan

Making good on his earlier promise, EDEK leader Marinos Sizopoulos on Monday released more details of recent National Council minutes relating to the Cyprus reunification talks, positing that the convergences reached by President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci are virtually identical to the UN-brokered plan which Greek Cypriots overwhelmingly rejected in 2004.

Parties fire broadsides over Davos

DIKO and EDEK insisted on Friday that a meeting in Switzerland between the leaders of the island’s divided communities and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had only served the Turkish side, which supposedly saw its breakaway state in the north upgraded. “How do you upgrade an illegal regime,” DIKO chairman Nicolas Papadopoulos said. “If they are

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

EDEK awards veteran T/C journalist Sener Levent

Turkish Cypriot journalist Şener Levent has been awarded the ‘Doros Loizou prize’ in recognition of  his contribution to Cyprus, in an event organised by the socialist EDEK party. Receiving the prize from EDEK President Marinos Sizopoulos and honorary party leader Vasos Lyssarides on Thursday night, Levent expressed the wish “not to die before we witness the

CTP walks out of a routine round table meeting after argument with EDEK

  Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi (22.10.15) reports that sources close to the paper said that tensions rose yesterday in the routine round table meetings of the two sides’ political parties held under the auspices of the Slovakian Embassy in the buffer zone. According to the paper, issues relating to a bi-zonal bi-communal federation arose

Our enviable future as a circus state

UNDER normal circumstances, the only word to describe what we hear every day from our political demagogues is incredible. But we know them well and therefore nothing surprises us any longer, even though the president’s speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday provided the inspiration for them to surpass themselves. EUROKO asked Nicos Anastasiades

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