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Keeping the peace wheels turning

Keeping the peace wheels turning

By Annie Charalambous Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides hopes certain issues determining the speed of UN-brokered Cyprus peace talks are overcome so that the pace picks up. Otherwise, he warned, the pace of the negotiations aiming to reunite the divided island will become much slower and this could stifle momentum. “I sincerely hope that within 2016

On shaky ground

UN-brokered peace talks aiming to reunite the divided island have reached a “stage of uncertainty” with even agreements already reached becoming hard to realise, insiders told the Cyprus Weekly. Nonetheless, the imminent opening of a new crossing point at Dherynia, in the Famagusta district, is good news following a compromise reached between the two leaders

Solution will leave no winners or losers

Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci have reiterated their determination and shared vision to reunify Cyprus. They both inaugurated, Monday evening, an exhibition at the Costas & Rita Severis Foundation of former Cyprus President`s Glafcos Clerides` personal collection, including 3,000 books, 4,000 photographs, maps, medals and other memorabilia. “Glafcos Clerides, a fierce warrior of peace, formed

Omirou:We should not have excessive expectations from peace talks

President of the House of Representatives Yiannakis Omirou has warned that people should not have excessive expectations in relation to efforts for a solution to the Cyprus problem, saying this would only cause difficulties for the Greek Cypriot side. Speaking at a press conference to brief journalists on his contacts in New York, developments in

Turkish Cypriots look to Russia for support at UN talks @RusEmbCyprus

Emine Colak, the official responsible for foreign relations in northern Cyprus, has called on Russia to play an active role in the Cyprus peace process. “Northern Cyprus attaches great importance to relations with Russia. Russia is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. It can play a very important role in

Anastasiades: agreements will be announced

President Nicos Anastasiades said he intends to announce any agreement achieved at peace talks with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci. He was speaking during an anti-occupation rally, in Nicosia, organized by the Turkish-occupied Municipality of Kyrenia and other groups. Read the rest on: http://in-cyprus.com/anastasiades-agreements-will-be-announced/