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Handelsblatt: Cypriot President Believes Unified Cyprus Possible This Year

Handelsblatt: Cypriot President Believes Unified Cyprus Possible This Year

The president of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, in a Handelsblatt interview said he believes an end to the division of the Mediterranean island is possible before the end of the year. “If both sides can show understanding for the other community’s concerns and if Turkey contributes to a fair solution, we could be successful this year,”

AP:Cyprus president seeks to tone down ‘excessive optimism’ over peace talks

By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS, Associated Press NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ president on Tuesday sought to tone down what he called “excessive optimism” that ongoing talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically divided Mediterranean island are on the verge of a breakthrough. President Nicos Anastasiades said an accord is possible this year but warned against undue haste

Talat:Failure to solve Cyprus issue will push Turkish Cypriots closer to Ankara

EXCLUSIVE / If no solution is found for the Cyprus issue, the Turkish Cypriot side will “inevitably” grow closer to Ankara, Mehmet Ali Talat said in an interview with EurActiv. Mehmet Ali Talat was the second President of the Turkish Cypriot community from 2005-2010. He is currently the leader of the Republican Turkish Party CTP. Talat spoke

Burcu: The issue of guarantees, which is seen as a threat for the Greek Cypriots, can be reconsidered

Turkish daily Milliyet (03.01.16) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci’s spokesman Baris Burcu reiterated Akinci’s statement that the Turkish Cypriot community will not vote for an agreement that will not include Turkey’s guarantees. In an interview to the paper, Burcu said that there will not be a solution in Cyprus which the one side

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