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Anastasiades: solution possible by summer… but maybe not

Anastasiades: solution possible by summer… but maybe not

President Nicos Anastasiades on Sunday appeared to put to rest rumours of a referendum by March and a postponement of the May parliamentary elections. In an interview with Kathimerini, Anastasiades said the elections would go ahead normally. On the issue of a referendum on a Cyprus solution, he said there were many details to be

Anastasiades:Slim chance of referendum by March

President Nicos Anastasiades does not believe it will be possible to have a referendum on a solution by next March, he was reported as saying on Sunday. According to CyBC, in an interview with the newspaper Reporter, the President said that unless the current situation changes radically, he did not think a referendum could be

Talat: “A referendum on the Cyprus problem is possible to take place before May”

Turkish Cypriot daily Vatan newspaper (11.10.15) reported that the leader of the Republican Turkish Party-United Forces (CTP—BG) Mehmet Ali Talat, speaking during the weekend in a briefing meeting in occupied Keryneia, within the framework of the campaign he launched to inform the Turkish Cypriots about the latest developments on the Cyprus problem, expressed the belief

UNSG Special Advisor Espen Barth Eide visits Famagusta Initiative

UNSG Special Advisor Eide yesterday visited the Famagusta Initiative. A written statement from the initiative said that they briefed the Special Advisor on the work of the initiative and their positions on the Cyprus issue. Initiative activist Dagli who made a statement on the visit said they would be prepared to make every contribution possible

Is a solution referendum really a good idea?

PROMINENT academics such as sociologist Niklas Luhmann and economist Anthony Downs express doubts as to whether a democratic model in which everyone participates, such as a referendum, was a rational decision-making method. This is absolutely valid in the case of Cyprus where we could possibly be asked to approve or reject a new constitution. Because

Turkey’s new page with the EU and Cyprus

“Turkey’s foremost priority, as a European country, is to continue its relations with the EU, being well aware that it is a great European state. Turkey will find its place in that world.” These words were uttered by a high level official in Ankara who I had a conversation with last week.But why now? Where

Second reunification referendum in Cyprus on horizon

A second simultaneous referendum on Cypriot reunification could take place in early 2016 following negotiations between the two entities’ presidents, a Turkish government source said July 2. “We are at the threshold of an important development,” said the source, who asked not to be named. “The two leaders have started to get into substantial issues.

Nami: The actual negotiations will start now

Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (19.06.15) reports that the Turkish Cypriot negotiator, Ozdil Nami has said that the difficult negotiations have not started yet and added that what they have been doing until now was to “take the picture of the existing situation”. In statements to Kanal Sim television, Nami said yesterday that the

Peace referenda in March 2016

Foreign diplomats have high hopes that both sides will hit the ground running when Cyprus peace talks start in the second half of May. Their optimism follows the election of pro-reconciliation Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci last Sunday. The UN’s Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, Espen Barth Eide, will be on the island on Monday,