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Give-and-take time for negotiations

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,

Israel-Turkey thaw ‘good for Cyprus’

The ongoing efforts at rapprochement between Israel and Turkey could be positive for Cyprus, according to President Nicos Anastasiades. “Any improvement in Israel-Turkey relations, provided they do not affect relations between Cyprus and Israel – and this is the explicit position of my friend the Israeli Prime Minister – on the contrary enhances the interest

Eide: economic zone is not sovereign territory

UN Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide, in an interview with the Cyprus News Agency published on Wednesday, said nobody had exploited the island’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) because it was not sovereign territory. “There is the legal argument that is very strong on the Republic of Cyprus side, which is that the Republic of Cyprus

Peace talks prospect in Erdogan’s hands

The United Nations as well as officials of both the British and the United States government are upbeat that talks on the Cyprus problem will resume despite concerns that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will send another search vessel into Cyprus’ waters. President Nicos Anastasiades has walked out on talks with the Turkish Cypriot community

Cyprus: Hostage to history & now to hydrocarbons too #amandajanepaul #todayszamancom

The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) appeared on the island in 1964 after inter-communal strife broke out between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities and never left, making it one of the longest-serving UN peacekeeping forces. Theoretically, compared to other so-called “frozen conflicts,” the Cyprus problem should be easy to resolve if there

Christodoulides:EU to show the same interest for Cyprus as in the case of Ukraine

Cyprus Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides has expressed Nicosia’s disappointment and regret for the fact that not all fellow EU member countries offered their support regarding the violations of the country’s sovereign rights in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) by Turkey. “Solidarity among partners is a two-way street. On the issue of Ukraine, Cyprus has consistently

It is high time for Turkey to respect Court decisions on Cyprus

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has reaffirmed his deep and sincere commitment to reach a solution of the Cyprus issue and has said that Moscow has a role to play in helping the process along. President Anastasiades, who was speaking on Thursday, at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), referred to the positive results

EUL/NGL criticise Turkey as responsible for Cyprus peace talks collapse

  Head of The European United Left/Nordic Green Left coalition in the European Parliament, Gabi Zimmer, has indicated that they will present changes to the EP Turkey report with regards to the actions by Turkey in the Cyprus EEZ and the issue of missing persons in Cyprus. Responding to a letter by AKEL GS Kiprianou,