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Status quo in Cyprus not the right one, says US official

Status quo in Cyprus not the right one, says US official

The Cyprus issue is a particular focus of US Vice President Biden, Ben Rhodes, the Deputy National Security Advisor to US President Barack Obama has said, noting at the same time that the status quo on the island in not the right one. Rhodes, who was speaking at the Foreign Press Centre in Washington, was

Akinci’s Election Revives Hopes for Breakthrough in Cyprus Talks

Mustafa Akinci was sworn in as president of northern Cyprus yesterday, after overwhelmingly defeating right-wing incumbent President Dervis Eroglu, 60.5 percent to 40.5 percent, in Sunday’s election. Though Eroglu, who has been in office since 2010, had just barely finished atop the first-round voting a week before, the leftist Akinci and the two other leading


Recently voices are being heard in favor of maintaining the status quo, which, in essence, is nothing other than partition. Statements such as “we (live) here and they (live) there” are expressed by various circles, accompanied by condemnations of the bizonal, bicommunal federation as racist, which of course they interpret on the basis of the