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Burcu sees solution benefits for all

Burcu sees solution benefits for all

A Cyprus solution will revolutionise how Turkish Cypriots are perceived in the global community, says Baris Burcu, adding they will be equal founding partners of an internationally recognised country. Burcu, head spokesman of the office of Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, was a guest on a live television programme in the north, according to Turkish

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,

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

Christodοulides:Population figures in federal Cyprus not agreed

Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides on Tuesday dismissed Turkish reports saying the population in a reunited federal Cyprus will be about 734 thousand Greek Cypriots and 220 thousand Turkish Cypriots including Turkish settlers. And that the two leaders in divided Cyprus have reached agreement on this at the ongoing UN-brokered peace talks in Nicosia. “There is

Eide: trying to shape a federal Cyprus

The UN Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, is continuing to push forward for a solution to the Cyprus problem in order for the ‘state to operate as one European country.’ Eide, has said that having contacts with all the different political forces in Cyprus, to understand their perspectives, hopes and concerns

Eide, Kotzias discuss federal Cyprus’ security

Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Kotzias (photo) said on Monday that UN special envoy on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide was presented with a final solution to the divided island’s thorny security issue. Talking after talks in Athens with the Norwegian diplomat, Kotzias, whose country is one of Cyprus’ guarantors, also said the two had a “sincere”

EDEK rejects bizonal, bicommunal federation

The Central Committee of EDEK party issued a statement on Sunday rejecting a bizonal, bicommuncal federation as a solution to the Cyprus problem. This move by the party leadership means that EDEK is taking an official hard-line position on the peace negotiations. In a press release, EDEK lists a number of points it considers negative in a bizonal