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Cypriots must understand each other

Cypriots must understand each other

By President Nicos Anastasiades It is with great pleasure that I look upon the endeavour you are launching today, as it is my belief that lack of communication between the two communities in Cyprus, after decades of separation, continues to cause serious problems in understanding each other. Timely and accurate information available to everyone on

Five factors for a solution

The election of Mustafa Akinci as Turkish Cypriot leader in late April 2015 brought renewed vigour to negotiations to solve the Cyprus problem. At the time, the negotiations had been suspended and prospects of a settlement of the longstanding national problem looked bleak. However, less than a year later, negotiations have intensified and both Akinci

Turkish media says Ankara asked Biden to pressure G/C for faster progress

Ankara has asked the Americans to press the Greek Cypriot side to reach a solution by March, according to Monday’s Hurriyet. The Turkish mainland newspaper said Ankara told US Vice President Joe Biden during his visit to Istanbul at the weekend that there were indications of delays on some critical issues in the negotiations due

‘And bring all Cyprus comforts!’

  By Michalis S. Michael In many ways, Shakespeare’s Michael Cassio epitomises the quintessential European experience in the Cyprus conflict. A minor character who manages to play a major (distressing) role in the affairs of Cyprus’ ruling couple! Young, handsome, well-educated, passionate, often prone to bouts of dramatic exhortation, this Florentine gentleman-soldier of high manners,

New Greek and Turkish Cypriot recruits join SBA police

Seventeen new Sovereign Base Area Police officers have been sworn by Chief Constable Mick Matthews in Dhekelia with a further 14 joining on March 28, the British bases said on Tueday. When the final batch of recruits take the oath in March, it will mean 24 new Greek Cypriot officers and seven Turkish Cypriot officers

The number of Greek Cypriot builder’s labor in the north has been increased

Turkish Cypriot daily Haberal Kibrisli (12.01.16) under the title: “Greek Cypriot worker’s explosion in the construction sector”, reports that due to the stagnation experienced in the construction sector in the Greek Cypriot side as a result of the economic crisis and together with the fact that a lot of Turkish workers in the “TRNC” have

Turkish Cypriots view Greek Cypriots “as negatively as political parties”

By Evie Andreou A study by the Open University of Cyprus (OUC) and the Advanced Media Institute found Turkish Cypriots view Greek Cypriots negatively, it was announced on Friday. In a statement, the Open University said that the study, conducted by Iacovos Tsangaris under the scientific guidance of Athanassios N. Samaras, was based on more than

The lukewarm war between Russia and Turkey may heat up in Cyprus next

By Alper Riza Cyprus is a small island in a troubled region and in recent history her people have consistently shown a misguided understanding of what is in their best interests. The last thing they need at the moment is to take sides in the lukewarm war that has broken out between Russia and Turkey.

Anastasiades New Year message: 2016 could be the year of a solution

By Andria Kades Without wanting to create unrealistic expectations, the New Year may be the year which will put an end to Cyprus’ occupation, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Thursday in a televised message to the public expressing his wishes for 2016. Addressing Greek Cypriots he sought to stress his continuous efforts to work tirelessly