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IKV head stressed importance of resolving Cyprus issue for Turkeys EUprocess

IKV head stressed importance of resolving Cyprus issue for Turkeys EUprocess

Among the most significant obstacles to rekindling talks on Turkey’s EU membership are restrictions on democratization, media freedom, freedom of expression, and human rights, Economic Development Foundation (IKV) Secretary General Çiğdem Nas has said, following German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s high-profile recent visit to Turkey. Merkel’s remarks on cooperation with Turkey in solving refugee crisis and

Famagusta return dangled in front of Turkey

Cyprus government sources have confirmed that the island could remove its veto for Turkey’s accession into the EU if Famagusta is returned to its rightful owners. Germany is ready to accelerate Turkey’s EU accession process, German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed after meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Merkel’s statement came as she visited Turkey

Akinci:Parameters have roughly come up and what is left is political will and determination

Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis newspaper (16.10.15) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci has said that even though Turkey officially recognizes the breakaway regime in the occupied area of the Republic of Cyprus, it cannot implement the requirements of this recognition in every field. Addressing yesterday the opening ceremony of Canakkale 18 March University in Istanbul,

Crucial meeting of the leaders to maintain momentum in the peace talks

President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci will be looking to reignite the feel-good factor during the Cyprus problem talks later on Monday following days of negativity between the two sides. Both men will be looking to evaluate the progress report on the negotiations that has been drafted by chief negotiators Andreas Mavrogiannis

Anastasiades: No majorities of people and property,no permanent derogations

The Greek Cypriot side will accept neither majorities of people and property, nor permanent derogations from the EU acquis under a solution, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Sunday. Anastasiades was addressing the annual anti-occupation event for Morphou refugees, which was held in Astromeritis. His comment is seen as response to Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci

Editorial: Financing the solution

The economics of a Cyprus settlement have finally found their way to the forefront of meetings the two sides have had with international actors both on a political and financial level. This issue was overshadowed by public disagreements on property and EU matters but both Anastasiades and Akinci had the opportunity to discuss ways of

Akinci draws attention to the importance of T/c majority of properties

Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (06.10.15) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci has said that during the negotiations for finding a solution to the Cyprus problem they are concentrated on the criteria in the property issue and expressed the belief that after this issue is settled the other chapters will reach a solution in a

Europe and the states which are not exactly states

B Earlier this summer, Cyprus again attracted the attention of Europe by restarting talks on the ‘Cyprus Problem’, following the election of the new and pro-solution Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci. But, while the Cyprus problem is one of the most talked about conflicts in the EU, Turkish Cypriots themselves remain a story untold. The community

Key to unlocking the solution

The Cyprus Problem has dragged on for too long and this prolongation has created a number of faits accomplis which have made the solution more complicated. Throughout these 41 years, Ankara had encouraged Turkish-Cypriot intransigence and has not played a constructive role toward a resolution of the problem within the already agreed framework of a

Five sites in North to be conserved under @UNDP_PFF projects

The United Nations Development Programme  (UNDP) has recently signed two new contracts for the preparation of designs for future emergency measures/heritage conservation projects in the north under the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, a UNDP announcement said. With funding from the EU, new designs are being prepared for the Archangelos Michael Church in Lefkonoiko village