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EDEK awards veteran T/C journalist Sener Levent

EDEK awards veteran T/C journalist Sener Levent

Turkish Cypriot journalist Şener Levent has been awarded the ‘Doros Loizou prize’ in recognition of  his contribution to Cyprus, in an event organised by the socialist EDEK party. Receiving the prize from EDEK President Marinos Sizopoulos and honorary party leader Vasos Lyssarides on Thursday night, Levent expressed the wish “not to die before we witness the

Underlying acceptance of loutish attacks on Turkish Cypriots

By Loucas Charalambous IF ONLY things were the way our politicians and journalists presented them, and the culprits responsible for the attacks on Turkish Cypriots earlier this week were indeed some marginalised troublemakers. But unfortunately it is not so. And all of our journalists and politicians who think they have done their duty by offering

Cyprus problem serves as deterrent against halloumi objections

The Cyprus problem works as a deterrent against objections to the island’s application to register halloumi/hellim (its name in Turkish) as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), Agriculture Minister Nicos Kouyialis said on Thursday. So far, several outfits have expressed intention to appeal the applications — an organised group of halloumi producers in the UK, backed by

What happened as Akinci backtracked from positions agreed last July

Scratching heads Right now, the members of the Greek Cypriot negotiating team for Cyprob are scratching their heads, trying to figure out what happened as Mustafa Akinci, the Turkish Cypriot leader, has backtracked from positions agreed with Nicos Anastasiades last July. They know – and they say it – that Akinci is not a naive

Stupidity will always be invincible

THAT STUPIDITY is always invincible is an axiom that is confirmed every day in our country, more so than in any other on the planet. It is inevitable, in a country that has been destroyed as a result of the boundless stupidity of its politicians that this stupidity would continue to reign supreme as if

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

EDEK: from social democracy to national socialism

I FELT proud and honoured to have been part of the 100-member group which, with Vassos Lyssarides as its leader and guide, set up EDEK in 1969. Being the youngest of the group I had the title of ‘mitiskouris’ (kid), a description that seems surrealistic now, when I look at myself in the mirror. In

Anastasiades and Akinci will on Thursday be meeting with religious leaders

President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci will on Thursday be meeting with Cyprus’ five religious leaders in Nicosia. The noon meeting will take place at the Ledra Palace Hotel in the Buffer Zone hosted and organised by the Office of the Religious Track of the Cyprus Peace Process under the Auspices of the