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Four Turkish Cypriots explain why they do not celebrate November 15th

Four Turkish Cypriots explain why they do not celebrate November 15th

City Free Press, member of the Sigmalive group, posted an article hosting the opinions of four Turkish Cypriots on the Unilateral Declaration of Independence on November 15th.  You can read the original article here Below you can read the remarks translated in English.     Sami özuslu, Journalist: I never attend such nationalist celebrations. Cypriots

IMF, World Bank count cost of reunification

By Annie Charalambous A World Bank and International Monetary Fund joint team left Cyprus on Friday after a week of “substantial work” focusing on the economic sustainability of the divided island’s possible reunification. “What Nicosia wants is an assessment of the economic viability of an overall Cyprus settlement; what it actually means to have a

Cyprus may be small,but its reunification could have huge global ramifications

Driving into Nicosia from the south, you receive your first reminder that the Cypriot capital is a divided city before you even arrive. An enormous flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, painted on the side of the Kyrenia mountains, looms above the skyline. You will be driving because you cannot fly. Commercial flights

Stratfor: Cyprus Makes Progress on Reunification Talks

Stratfor Intelligence forecasts that though Greek and Turkish Cypriots are getting closer to an agreement on reunifying the island, lingering obstacles will likely delay any deal for at least a year. It also said the ongoing reunification negotiations will make Cyprus less likely to use its veto power to impede progress in Turkey’s accession talks

Akinci: Nov-Dec critical to achieve convergence

The next two months are critical as they will reveal whether convergence can be achieved on the remaining chapters, says Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, according to Turkish Cypriot media reports. Akinci who T/C media report was speaking at a meeting with Turkish Cypriot Pensioners Coordinating Committee on Wednesday said that November and December are crucial,

Christodoulides:Cypriots will take final decision on reunification

Cypriots will be the ones to take the final decision on an agreed overall settlement that will reunite the divided island, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said on Wednesday. And that, so far, progress has been achieved on certain issues of substance but there is a long way to go on others at the UN-brokered Cyprus

Akinci:Reunification agreement possible in months #AP

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said Friday that an agreement on reunifying the divided Mediterranean island can be reached in months rather than years if talks with the Greek Cypriot president continue at the same pace, with the same determination and political will, as they have in recent months. Akinci told

Kerry: The historic moment of Cyprus’ reunification is within reach

US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed the continued firm support of the United States for a fair and lasting political solution to the longstanding division of Cyprus, expressing optimism that “with the strong commitment of both courageous Cypriot leaders and the support of the United Nations and the international community, the historic moment of

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