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Going through the gears By @EsraAygin

Going through the gears By @EsraAygin

By Esra Aygin The Turkish Cypriot side wants to take the negotiations process to a decisive final level as of September. And proposes that the remaining issues, which also happen to be the most politically sensitive, are discussed outside Cyprus with the aim of bringing them to a successful conclusion. This was the main topic

Row will hurt Turkey ties

Turkish Cypriot coalition leader, Huseyin Ozgurgun this week fuelled the debate regarding the youth and sports coordination office in the north by saying the recent protests and arguments risked alienating Turkey. Ozgurgun who spoke on Turkish Cypriot television recently, argued that the youth coordination office was being used as an instrument of politics and that

New coalition in north poses dangers to reunification process By @EsraAygin

By Esra Aygin National Unity Party UBP and Democrat Party DP – two right-wing parties that traditionally advocate an independent state in the northern part of Cyprus and reject a federal settlement – have agreed to form a new coalition. It comes at a time when genuine commitment is vital for the reunification process. In

Cyprus Weekly and Havadis describe their work together as successful

Two newspaper chief editors, from both sides of the divide in Cyprus, joined forces last month to help the island’s two communities understand each other better through news coverage, opinions and analyses they publish in the Cyprus Weekly and Havadis Media. One month in to the cooperation, Lefteris Adilinis, Editor in Chief of the English

.@AverofCY: Turkish EU hopes rest on Cyprus deal

Democratic Rally (Disy) chief Averof Neophytou said on Saturday that without a Cyprus problem solution, Turkey had no EU membership prospects, adding that he hoped the formation of a new coalition partnership in the breakaway north would not impact peace talks. Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci handed over the mandate to the National Unity Party UBP

Turkish Cypriots feel sidelined

By Esra Aygin The ongoing dialogue between Turkey, the Republic of Cyprus and the European Union regarding the migration deal has led to concerns in the northern part of Cyprus that Turkish Cypriots are being sidelined. A conversation between Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Pre-sident Nicos Anastasiades during last-week’s EU-Turkey migration summit in Brussels

17.000 foreigners bought property in the north during the last 16 years

Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (25.01.16) reports that according to information by the “ministry of interior”, the immovable property sold to foreigners in the breakaway regime has been increased in the last 16 years and notes that between 2000-2015, almost 20,000 Turkish and foreign citizens have applied to buy property in the occupied area of

Water wars escalate

By Esra Aygin The latest standoff between the Turkish Cypriot and Turkish authorities over the management of water reaching the island’s northern part from Turkey, through a trans-Mediterranean pipeline, could soon leave the north without water, money or leadership. The disagreement, which has elevated into a full-blown crisis – with Turkish embassy in the north