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Great progress has been achieved on the property, the chapter will be closed within a month

Great progress has been achieved on the property, the chapter will be closed within a month

Writing in her column in Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis newspaper (25.01.16), columnist Esra Aygin reports that great progress has been achieved in the property chapter during the negotiations for finding a solution to the Cyprus problem and that “it seems that this chapter has come to the point of being completed within a month the

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,

[Video] Cyprus Academic Dialogue: Speaking up for a reunited Cyprus

“Why let someone else talk on your behalf?” “Why allow anyone to filter your knowledge?” “You have a voice, so why not use it?” People from around the island, get together and generate sincere dialogue, paving the way towards a reunited Cyprus. Open minded Cypriots from both communities raise their voices in an effort to

Turkey needs a Cyprus deal By @EsraAygin

By Esra Aygin An increasingly unstable political climate in the region, radical power alignments and the worst refugee crisis since World War II have heightened Turkey’s importance, making it an indispensable geostrategic asset for the European Union. In return for collaboration in addressing the refugee crisis and cooperation in energy, fight against terrorism, and diplomatic

Bizonality still a sticky question in the Cyprus talks

Turkey’s strong commitment to finding a solution to the Cyprus problem depends on securing the bizonality of a future federal state as defined in the United Nations Security Council Resolutions, Turkish sources have said. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu separately visited the northern part of Cyprus in the past

Quiet revolution in north as T/c adopt chunks of EU acquis

By Esra Aygin As the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders intensify negotiations aimed at reuniting Cyprus, a quiet revolution in the north, which involves adapting the legislative framework to European Union norms, is also gaining new ground. Although there is no formal timeframe in the negotiations process, the sides are aiming at a settlement

Leaders may make settlement but civil society will make peace

Civil society engagement is of vital importance in bringing any political settlement negotiation to success, said John McKinney, who played an important role in the Northern Ireland peace process. McKinney was the chief executive of Omagh District Council in Northern Ireland during the process of achieving the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. This brought an end