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Bizonality still a sticky question in the Cyprus talks

Bizonality still a sticky question in the Cyprus talks

Turkey’s strong commitment to finding a solution to the Cyprus problem depends on securing the bizonality of a future federal state as defined in the United Nations Security Council Resolutions, Turkish sources have said. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu separately visited the northern part of Cyprus in the past

Rescuing cultural heritage

The interfaith and intercultural dialogue is meant to increase our understanding, our appreciation and our respect for other faiths and enhance our sensitivity towards the cultures and beliefs of other peoples with different religious and cultural backgrounds. This in turn facilitates dialogue and dialogue builds bridges and opens avenues of communication between peoples, bringing us

UN hosts regional conference in Cyprus against religious violence

The United Nations Special Rapporteur, Heiner Bielefeldt, will be holding a inter-religious regional debate ‘Broadening Cross-Boundary Communications,’ in Cyprus from October 7 to 8, with the aim of building trust through communication. Heiner Bielefeldt, will join religious leaders, lawmakers and human rights defenders from the broader Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to discuss

A gesture of good will

Foreign diplomats, political analysts and commentators were all asking the same question. Why Nicos Anastasiades waited to go to America for the UN General Assembly to talk repeatedly about the need for Turkey to prove, with certain actions, its stated willingness to solve the Cyprus problem. Some diplomats even said that Anastasiades should not talk

We need to clarify ‘current user’

There is no doubt that property is the most complicated of the Cyprus issue chapters on reunification and that progress or non- progress during its discussion will determine to a large extent the prospects of an agreed solution. According to the agreement of the two leaders announced on July 27, 2015, “dispossessed owners and current

Record numbers for Stelios Bi-Communal Awards

The number of applications for this year’s edition of the Stelios Bi-Communal Awards 2015 has quadrupled, according to organisers. The deadline for applications was midnight September 15, with a total of 116 entries submitted. This remarkable record number was confirmed in an announcement made on Wednesday. The grants, an idea belonging to easyJet founder Stelios