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Nicosia tells Berlin no EU Turkey chapters will open

Nicosia tells Berlin no EU Turkey chapters will open

Nicosia has told Berlin that it will not concede to the opening of any new chapters in Turkey’s EU accession process unless Ankara takes a step forward on the Cyprus problem. This is what Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides told state radio on Wednesday, the day after his meeting in Nicosia with Minister of State for

Solution with Turkish army remaining ‘unorthodox’

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides says it would be ‘unorthodox’ to talk about security in Cyprus in the event of the Cyprus solution if the Turkish forces are still rooted on the island. Speaking to state radio on Tuesday morning following a busy last few days in which crunch meetings involving President Nicos Anastasiades took place

Kasoulides: Turkey’s commitment to Cyprus solution will be tested at negotiating table

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has said that Turkey’s stated commitment to wanting to help solve the Cyprus problem would ultimately be put to the test at the negotiating table. In an interview with Simerini newspaper published on Sunday, Kasoulides said that though Turkey says it wants a solution, the issues that directly involve Ankara such

Keeping the peace wheels turning

By Annie Charalambous Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides hopes certain issues determining the speed of UN-brokered Cyprus peace talks are overcome so that the pace picks up. Otherwise, he warned, the pace of the negotiations aiming to reunite the divided island will become much slower and this could stifle momentum. “I sincerely hope that within 2016

Cyprus says cannot consent to lifting veto on Turkey EU chapters

Cyprus said on Monday it would not end its opposition to Turkish accession negotiations with the European Union, saying the reasons it had blocked them in the first place remained valid. European Union leaders last week pledged to ‘re-energise’ long-stalled accession negotiations with Ankara in return for its help in tackling a migration crisis that

Cyprus Governments Closer to Mending Ties

Cypriot Foreign Minister stated Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ intentions to establish a federation after the negotiations holding in Cyprus therefore to put an end on a conflict lasted 41 years. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) are edging closer toward mending ties and establishing a federation, Cypriot

‘Long-defunct’Republic letter,a ‘routine’ document,is filed every 2-3 months

OPPOSITION parties on Saturday criticised the government over a Turkish Cypriot document filed at the United Nations that spoke of a “long-defunct” Republic of Cyprus. The criticism was quickly dismissed by the foreign ministry, which described it as a routine document, filed each time the Republic complained about Turkish violations of the island’s airspace. The

Kasoulides: “Security is the solution to the Cyprus problem”

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides talks openly on the ongoing negotiations, saying that armies cannot offer solutions as they often create bigger problems. Speaking to Phileleftheros on a number of issues, including governance, security guarantees, and other hot topics, Kasoulides said a lot of progress has been made but there is still work that needs to