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Greek-Turkish Forum host divided Cyprus leaders’ lunch

Greek-Turkish Forum host divided Cyprus leaders’ lunch

Divided Cyprus’ two community leaders were having lunch on Wednesday at a restaurant at Nicosia’s buffer zone – an initiative by the Greek-Turkish Forum. “President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci will be exchanging views on non-sensitive topics,” government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides told journalists. Read the rest on: http://in-cyprus.com/39387-2/

New proposal on security issues for Cyprus

Athens and Nicosia are drafting a new, detailed and comprehensive formula on security issues with regards to the Cyprus solution, which they aim to present to the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during his upcoming visits to the two capitals. The US official will be visiting Athens on November 13, Nicosia on 14, whilst

Nicosia criticise Akinci permanent derogrations statements

Nicosia on Wednesday criticised statements by Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci who is asking for permanent derogations from EU law in a reunited federal Cyprus. In addition, acting government spokesman Victoras Papadopoulos noted that Akinci’s statements in New York on Tuesday reaffirm President Nicos Anastasiades’ public concerns over the future of the UN-brokered Cyprus peace

Greek Cypriots buying and selling north properties to each other for more than IPC

Greek Cypriots are selling their property in the north to other Greek Cypriots at prices higher than those determined by the Turkish Cypriot Immovable Property Commission (IPC) but lower than the market value in the government-controlled areas, reports said on Monday. The information obtained by daily Politis showed that between January 2014 and May 2015,

Moving checkpoints outside Nicosia walled City for a bi-communal free zone

The oldest and the most valuable part of the last divided capital city of Europe with thousands of monuments is now under three different legal and administrative authorities. With Nicosia the first divided settlement on the island, yet also the subject of Cyprus’ first bi-communal project as developed by the municipalities of this city, could

Cyprus leaders meet again in Nicosia

The divided island’s leaders are meeting in Nicosia on Friday to push ahead with UN-brokered Cyprus peace talks under the auspices of UN special envoy Espen Barth Eide. The meeting between President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci began at 9 in the morning with all issues open for discussion, according to insiders. However, the

Shared vision of a united Cyprus

President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on Wednesday night shared their common vision for a post-settlement Cyprus, stressing that the financial cost of the status quo was greater than the short-term cost of implementing a solution. In a show of support to the chambers of commerce on both sides and for the

A Tale of Two Cities

… A well-known folk song succinctly expresses the Cypriot national dilemma: ‘my homeland has been divided in two, which part out of the two am I supposed to love?’ Indeed, many people feel caught in between these two worlds, however the last two generations did not experience the division or the other side of the