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Kerry: best chance in decades to achieve a settlement in Cyprus

Kerry: best chance in decades to achieve a settlement in Cyprus

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the ongoing effort to reunite Cyprus is the best chance in decades. Kerry, who was addressing the World Economic Forum, in Davos on Friday, covered all international conflicts, including a brief reference to Cyprus. “Even in lands at peace, my friends, reconciliation is still an imperative,

Coming closer together through basketball @peaceplayers

The Peace Players International Cyprus (PPI) have announced that a bi-communal basketball tournament for youngsters will take place on Saturday in Nicosia. The PPI – which is a locally led, independently registered NGO in Cyprus that uses the game of basketball to allow 8-18-year-old Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot boys and girls to play together

In Cyprus, a renewed push toward peace raises new questions

The US has said a peace deal between the Greek and Turkish communities in Cyprus might be “within reach.” But some observers of the divided island suggest an agreement might be difficult to sustain. Like any good politician, US Secretary of State John Kerry understands the symbolic importance of a photograph. The image of him

Guarantees focus of Kerry-Lavrov Cyprus contacts

The issue of security guarantees will be the focus of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry’s series of contacts in Cyprus this week. Cyprus Weekly sources say that Lavrov and Kerry, who will be in Cyprus on December 1-2 and December 3-4 respectively, will primarily be discussing the security

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

Greek PM asks US State Secretary to exert influence on Ankara for settlement

The Cyprus problem and the ongoing peace talks were, inter alia, on the agenda of a meeting Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had on  Wednesday in New York with US State Secretary John Kerry. According to a Greek government source, Tsipras asked the State Secretary to exert influence on Turkey as regard the Cyprus solution,

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

Cavusoglu and Kerry discussed Cyprus

  Published by: Parikiakihttp://www.parikiaki.com/2014/11/cavusoglu-and-kerry-discussed-cyprus/ Illegal Bayrak (05.11.14) broadcast that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during his telephone conversation with the US Secretary of State John Kerry stated that a solution in Cyprus should be based on the joint declaration signed by the leaders on the 11th of February 2014. Cavusoglu also said that Turkey is

Kerry intends to be personally engaged to support Cyprus settlement

“With Cypriot President Anastasiades, the focus was very much on the renewed peace talk efforts and the appointment of a new UN special envoy to support those talks, Norwegian diplomat and former foreign and defense minister, Espen Barth Eide………” http://famagusta-gazette.com/washington-cautiously-optimistic-that-cyprus-talks-may-bear-fruit-p25651-69.htm http://m.state.gov/md231922.htm