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Turkey’s secret agenda on the Cyprus deal

Turkey’s secret agenda on the Cyprus deal

“The visit has achieved the objectives we set at the outset … To meet the Turkish prime minister and foreign minister, who can take on board the positions of the Greek Cypriot side,” said Greek Cypriot Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) head Andros Kyprianou on his return to the island after visiting Turkey over

Welcome to Nikos and Andros…

Welcome to Nikos and Andros… Many people were puzzled when Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu separately met in Istanbul with Andreas Kyprianou, the secretary-general of the Greek Cypriot Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL). Particularly, the very fact that the meeting came immediately after a landmark trilateral meeting of the two

Yet another glimmer of hope in Cyprus

Looking through the recent punditry on Cyprus, one inevitably feels a sense of déjà vu, as there appears to be nothing new regarding the age-old problem of the Eastern Mediterranean. So far, we have witnessed countless the best and the last hopes/chances before the inescapable train crash in the long, circuitous and problematic negotiation processes


Something rather odd is unfolding for the future of Turkish Cypriots on their homeland. Even though recent developments are often camouflaged as “promising,” indicating optimism for a quick resolution to the over half-decade-old Cyprus problem, what is actually on the menu is an unconditional surrender of Turkish Cypriots. The British and Greek governments may have problems

Under pressure to open chapters

PRESIDENT Nicos Anastasiades is in Madrid for the European People’s Party (EPP) congress, where he will deliver a speech on Thursday on the role of Europe in regional conflicts and try to allay fears at home that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will pressure Cyprus to back down on some chapters that are blocking Turkey’s EU

Agreement in March or status quo recognized to free Turkey’s EU process

According to Turkish daily Hurriyet Daily News (20.10.15-online in Engish) Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu in statements on October 19, has strictly ruled out arguments linking the country’s long-stalled EU membership bid with the recent contacts between Ankara and Brussels for deeper cooperation in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe, as he voiced confidence

Hurriyet writes that an agreement was reached on the issue of population

Turkish Cypriot daily Hurriyet newspaper (20.10.15) reports that the two sides in Cyprus have agreed upon the population issue after a federal agreement is reached on the Cyprus problem. According to the paper, the population proportion will be four Greek Cypriots for one Turkish Cypriot; therefore the number of the Greek Cypriots will be 734,000 and