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‘Actions speak louder than words’

‘Actions speak louder than words’

UN Special Envoy to Cyprus Espen Barth Eide delivered ‘encouraging news’ from Turkey to President Nicos Anastasiades but Nicosia says ‘actions speak louder than words’. Both leaders headed into Tuesday’s meeting – a penultimate round of talks before the winter holidays – on the backend of a cooling of relations between the two sides as

Five-party meeting on the hot issue of guarantees depends on progress

A meeting including the island’s guarantors is on the cards but the timing would depend on the progress on other fronts, a UN official said on Tuesday, ahead of the penultimate encounter between the leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities as part of the latest round of reunification talks. “At some stage that

Spring time for peace

March is the month the UN-brokered Cyprus peace talks should come under assessment because if summer comes and a proposed reunification plan is not on the table then the game is over. But reaching a Cyprus solution by March is “overly optimistic”, an insider told The Cyprus Weekly yesterday. “There are lots of rumours, lots

UK interested in Cyprus solution compensation

The British government is gearing up to send financial experts to look into the matter of compensation in a bid to try and boost the ongoing peace talks in Cyprus. According to reports in Phileleftheros on Monday, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond had spoken extensively with high ranking officials during his recent visit to Nicosia

Τwo amigos get closer as Cyprob veers into Botox and halloumi

I WAS informed by a regular that after last Monday’s meeting, the two amigos had pseudo-dinner at a pseudo-restaurant and nobody protested about this blatant upgrading of the pseudo state by the president of the internationally recognised Republic. What was even more suspicious was that nobody reported this. I had tried to check the veracity

Turkey open on guarantees

Significant progress on security and guarantees could be on the cards, after Turkey has apparently modified its longstanding opposition on this thorny issue of the Cyprus problem. Diplomatic sources close to the negotiations told The Cyprus Weekly that in September a high-level Turkish government official has informed all parties involved about the new position. Read

Cyprus leaders to meet 6 times in November as the negotiations intensify

Statement delivered by the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Mr. Espen Barth Eide on behalf of the Turkish Cypriot leader Mr. Mustafa Akıncı and the Greek Cypriot leader Mr. Nicos Anastasiades NICOSIA, 30 October 2015 – Today, the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, met