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Parties put negative spin on Akinci comments

Parties put negative spin on Akinci comments

Opposition parties, bar AKEL, were up in arms on Wednesday in the wake of Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci’s comments about the link between natural gas and a possible settlement of the Cyprus problem. The hawks – DIKO, the Citizens Alliance and the Greens – also zeroed in on Akinci’s statement, a day earlier, that

Hardliners heap scorn on Anastasiades’ vision for a united Cyprus

The rejectionist parties on Thursday heaped scorn on President Nicos Anastasiades’ vision of a reunited island as it was relayed to a group of businessmen and diplomats a day earlier. At an event co-organised by the communities’ respective chambers of commerce on Wednesday, Anastasiades cited a number of studies which found that, post-settlement, the island’s

Hopes build for an early move on Cyprus

Optimism is building for a quick resumption of the stalled Cyprus negotiations. With both sides of the island and Turkey starting to implement an undeclared moratorium on hydrocarbons issue, United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Cyprus Espen Barth Eide, as well as the Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister Özdil Nami both mentioned resuming talks “within

Eide: economic zone is not sovereign territory

UN Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide, in an interview with the Cyprus News Agency published on Wednesday, said nobody had exploited the island’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) because it was not sovereign territory. “There is the legal argument that is very strong on the Republic of Cyprus side, which is that the Republic of Cyprus

Siber:Opening of Varosha without solution reason for a new crisis to arise

The presidential candidate with the Republican Turkish Party-United Forces (CTP-BG) Siber Sibel, in statements yesterday during a luncheon with several Turkish Cypriot associations, evaluated the latest developments on the Cyprus problem and supported that the negotiation talks will restart after April 19. Referring to the issue of hydrocarbons, Siber stressed the need for both sides

Ertuğ: “TC side ready to share, GC side should do the same…”

Presidential Spokesman Osman Ertuğ has stressed that the suspended Cyprus negotiations process expected to restart in the coming weeks must yield results this time. Pointing out that the Greek Cypriot Side has no intention of settling the Cyprus Issue; Ertuğ expressed the view that the water to arrive from Turkey via a pipeline could be

A conference on the Cyprus Problem was held at the European Policy Center

The Cyprus Issue was discussed in Brussels. A conference on the Cyprus Problem was held yesterday at one of the Europe’s most important think tanks, the European Policy Centre. Turkish Cypriot negotiator Ergün Olgun attended the conference. Speaking to BRT, Olgun said that ways of better utilizing the window of opportunity mentioned by the UN

G/c & T/c should suspend search of natural gas until they reach a settlement

Greek and Turkish Cypriots should both agree to suspend the search for offshore natural gas until they have reached a settlement, chief Turkish Cypriot negotiator Ergun Olgun told Reuters in an interview yesterday. Olgun accused the Greek Cypriot side of using gas exploration as “a pretext to continue with the perpetuation of the status quo

Total quit Cyprus energy search after finding nothing

  The news left officials at the Energy Ministry officials stunned particularly since the mammoth French firm was willing to take a loss of €70million – hydrocarbon exploration licence fees – rather than continue its pursuit for hydrocarbons off Cyprus. Total had paid for the license to for blocks 10 and 11 of Cyprus’ EEZ

“Turkish Cypriots will not give any concessions from its rights”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed that his country will continue to defend the rights of the Turkish Cypriots against the Greek Cypriot side’s “unjust and intransigent” stance until the very end. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed that his country will continue to defend the rights of the Turkish Cypriots against the Greek Cypriot