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Five factors for a solution

Five factors for a solution

The election of Mustafa Akinci as Turkish Cypriot leader in late April 2015 brought renewed vigour to negotiations to solve the Cyprus problem. At the time, the negotiations had been suspended and prospects of a settlement of the longstanding national problem looked bleak. However, less than a year later, negotiations have intensified and both Akinci

Full speed ahead for a solution

Just seven weeks after the election of new Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, talks to solve the Cyprus problem are moving with full speed into the ‘substantive’ phase of the negotiations. President Nicos Anastasiades and Akinci signed off on the preparatory phase on Wednesday, in which negotiators Andreas Mavroyiannis and Ozdil Nami worked on establishing

Peace referenda in March 2016

Foreign diplomats have high hopes that both sides will hit the ground running when Cyprus peace talks start in the second half of May. Their optimism follows the election of pro-reconciliation Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci last Sunday. The UN’s Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, Espen Barth Eide, will be on the island on Monday,