Tag Archives: Mustafa Akinci

Stupidity will always be invincible

THAT STUPIDITY is always invincible is an axiom that is confirmed every day in our country, more so than in any other on the planet. It is inevitable, in a country that has been destroyed as a result of the boundless stupidity of its politicians that this stupidity would continue to reign supreme as if

Anastasiades: No majorities of people and property,no permanent derogations

The Greek Cypriot side will accept neither majorities of people and property, nor permanent derogations from the EU acquis under a solution, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Sunday. Anastasiades was addressing the annual anti-occupation event for Morphou refugees, which was held in Astromeritis. His comment is seen as response to Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci

Anastasiades and Akinci will on Thursday be meeting with religious leaders

President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci will on Thursday be meeting with Cyprus’ five religious leaders in Nicosia. The noon meeting will take place at the Ledra Palace Hotel in the Buffer Zone hosted and organised by the Office of the Religious Track of the Cyprus Peace Process under the Auspices of the

The perfect compromise for Cyprus

In the past it was harder for a Turkish Cypriot leader to be more independent from the interests of Turkey but Ankara has worries elsewhere. This is what Emine Colak, the ‘foreign minister’ of breakaway northern Cyprus, said and noted that she does not see Turkey being deeply involved with the details of the UN-brokered

Akinci’s view of 1974 reflects Makarios’ own

PEOPLE who have followed the political career of Mustafa Akinci would not have been surprised by the comments he made about the tragic events of 1974 this week. In a nutshell, Akinci’s position is that the military coup made the Turkish invasion inevitable and that the ensuing war caused pain and suffering to the whole

Drive to fund reunification

Building a functional federal state and financing the property settlement of the Cyprus problem have become matters of priority in the peace talks. The two leaders, Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci have clearly indicated their purpose in the communique issued after their July 10 meeting. “In today’s global economic climate it is essential that a

United Nations Secretary General pleased with Cyprus

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has noted the positive momentum in the Cyprus peace talks and praised what he described as the dedication and energy displayed by both sides for a solution. An unofficial copy of Ban’s report on UNFICYP, to extend the mandate on the island for a period of six months, until

Hardliners heap scorn on Anastasiades’ vision for a united Cyprus

The rejectionist parties on Thursday heaped scorn on President Nicos Anastasiades’ vision of a reunited island as it was relayed to a group of businessmen and diplomats a day earlier. At an event co-organised by the communities’ respective chambers of commerce on Wednesday, Anastasiades cited a number of studies which found that, post-settlement, the island’s

Experts advise caution despite optimism over Cyprus unification #TodaysZaman

  A number of analysts have urged cautious optimism when it comes to the future ofpeace talks over the ethnically divided island of Cyprus, drawing similarities with past disappointments during negotiations to reunify the island. Prospects for a successful resolution of the dispute between the ethnic Turkish and Greek communities in Cyprus seem to have

Reshaping Cyprus security

Domestic and international players in the Cyprus peace process agree that all sides will not be able to reach a solution without a coherent and working plan on security and guarantees. Most agree that this is a core issue of the problem and will play a pivotal role in how people vote if and when