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Greek Foreign Minister: Turkish troop withdrawal key to Cyprus problem

Greek Foreign Minister: Turkish troop withdrawal key to Cyprus problem

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and Cyprus House of Representatives President Yiannakis Omirou met in Athens on Wednesday, focusing their talks on the Cyprus problem and bilateral relations between both their countries.  Omirou briefed Kotzias on actions taken by Cyprus in the EU and internationally, especially in the arena of inter-Parliamentary contacts and relations. See

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

[email protected]: Guarantors an obstacle to solution

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has sent out a strong message to Ankara, saying he believes instance on maintaining guarantor powers is an excuse to prevent a solution. Kotzias will be visiting Cyprus from Monday to Wednesday. In an exclusive interview in Sunday’s edition of Phileleftheros newspaper, Kotzias said more and more of those involved

Greek FM hopes Athens and Ankara will finally resolve the Cyprus issue

NEW YORK (Sputnik) — Greece expects to move forward on the Cyprus issue with Turkey, and the atmosphere of the talks has improved, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said Friday. “Cyprus is a major problem in the international sphere between Greece and Turkey. We need to solve this problem,” Kotzias told RIA Novosti. “The atmosphere is better now than before.” Read more: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20151002/1027920410/greece-turkey-cyprus.html#ixzz3na1qJDUO

Greek FM @NikosKotzias:Mustafa Akıncı still has an old identity as a Cypriot

Kotzias also touched on the latest Cyprus talks, describing the newly elected Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı as “a politician who still has an old identity as Cypriot.” “He feels Cypriot, not just Turkish Cypriot. He speaks Greek. His citizens don’t speak Greek anymore. Old Greek Cypriot politicians [spoke] Turkish, and Turkish Cypriots spoke Greek.

Turkey, Greece bless restart of Cyprus talks

Turkey and Greece have expressed hope over soon-to-begin reunification talks in Cyprus, welcoming a decision by both parties to restart negotiations after pro-solution Mustafa Akıncı’s election as the new Turkish Cypriot president. “The resumption of negotiations is an important development. We have the will for a settlement in Cyprus. I would like to express my