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Govt asks media to give source of leaked document

Govt asks media to give source of leaked document

Following a fracas, the government on Tuesday asked two media outlets to say whether a document handed to parties had been leaked by the Presidential Palace. Government spokesman urged the two media outlets that published the document, hours after it was distributed to parties who had promised not to leak it, to say where it

Solution with Turkish army remaining ‘unorthodox’

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides says it would be ‘unorthodox’ to talk about security in Cyprus in the event of the Cyprus solution if the Turkish forces are still rooted on the island. Speaking to state radio on Tuesday morning following a busy last few days in which crunch meetings involving President Nicos Anastasiades took place

Turkish Cypriots view Greek Cypriots “as negatively as political parties”

By Evie Andreou A study by the Open University of Cyprus (OUC) and the Advanced Media Institute found Turkish Cypriots view Greek Cypriots negatively, it was announced on Friday. In a statement, the Open University said that the study, conducted by Iacovos Tsangaris under the scientific guidance of Athanassios N. Samaras, was based on more than

The challenges of 2016

The people of Cyprus will start 2016 hoping to see major landscapes on both the political and economic scene. Here are some of the basic challenges needing urgent implementation during the next 12 months. Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci have until the summer to forge a deal on the Cyprus problem. The presidential election campaign

Turkey needs a Cyprus deal By @EsraAygin

By Esra Aygin An increasingly unstable political climate in the region, radical power alignments and the worst refugee crisis since World War II have heightened Turkey’s importance, making it an indispensable geostrategic asset for the European Union. In return for collaboration in addressing the refugee crisis and cooperation in energy, fight against terrorism, and diplomatic

Anastasiades: May elections could be postponed for two or three months for Cyprus problem

Briefing the National Council on Saturday, President Nicos Anastasiades did not rule out the possibility of postponing the May parliamentary elections if necessary for “two to three months.” “Be ready, for such a possibility,” Anastasiades told members of the Council. Presiding over a meeting of the island’s top advisory political body, the National Council, Anastasiades

Ignore the dwarfs

Just minutes after the EU-Turkey summit in Brussels finished last Sunday, a wave of déjà vu swept over Cyprus. Turkey may have received €3 billion to contain the refugee flows into Europe plus a promise to restart its EU accession process as well as some visa waiver perks, but the government was satisfied; Cyprus’ unilateral

The shadow of 1974

By Michael S. Michael When the Cyprus war imploded in the summer of 1974, unevenly matched and differently motivated forces conspired to divide the island. As Christopher Hitchens’ ‘collusion theory’ suggests, these forces had one thing in common: their fear or dislike of an independent Cyprus. As we, once again, find ourselves within ‘reach’ of