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Reuters: Hammond says optimistic of breakthrough in Cyprus dispute

Reuters: Hammond says optimistic of breakthrough in Cyprus dispute

British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond said on Thursday he was optimistic Cyprus was nearing a “breakthrough” in resolving its four-decade-old partition. Cyprus was split in a 1974 Turkish invasion triggered by a brief Greek inspired coup. New impetus was given to the island’s on-off peace process by the election of moderate Mustafa Akinci as Turkish

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

Properties dispute threatening to derail talks

Talks on the Cyprus problem remain up in the air with Phileleftheros sources reporting on Monday that negotiations could hit a brick wall if no compromise is found over the controversial issue of properties. The daily was reporting on Monday that failure to find headway on that specific topic could derail other issues that are

UK ministers #Hammond and Liddington say Turkey must open ports to Cyprus’ ships to be part of the EU

Turkey is required to open it ports to Cyprus’ ships as part of their accession agreement the European Union, letters exchanged by UK Foreign Affairs Minister, Philip Hammond, and Europe Minister, David Liddington said. “The United Kingdom urges Turkey to fulfill all obligations for its accession, and will continue to do so, on this and

UN banking on Juncker Cyprus visit

The United Nations are said to welcome the European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker to the island next month as efforts continue from all sides for a Cyprus settlement. The announcement of Juncker’s visit to Cyprus was made back in May following President Nicos Anastasiades’ visit to the Latvian capital of Riga. Nicosia is also