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Foreign Affairs: Cyprus holds the key to Turkish-Israeli rapprochement

Foreign Affairs: Cyprus holds the key to Turkish-Israeli rapprochement

Cyprus in the Middle Nicosia Holds the Keys to Syria, the Migrant Crisis, and Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean By Jonathan Gorvett On a recent December day, people strolling the seaside boardwalk in the Cypriot city of Limassol had their peaceful afternoon suddenly interrupted. Overhead, a brace of British warplanes roared from their base at

The lukewarm war between Russia and Turkey may heat up in Cyprus next

By Alper Riza Cyprus is a small island in a troubled region and in recent history her people have consistently shown a misguided understanding of what is in their best interests. The last thing they need at the moment is to take sides in the lukewarm war that has broken out between Russia and Turkey.

Lavrov urges two sides to show readiness for compromise

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has expressed the hope that the two communities in Cyprus would show readiness to make compromises, bearing in mind their mutual concerns. “We welcome the resumption of the inter-communal talks in May this year and we follow closely the process of the Cyprus talks. There are for now many issues

Davutoglu says EU-Turkey summit an ‘historic day’

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday called the EU-Turkey summit on the migrant situation an “historic day in our accession process”. As he entered the Brussels building, Davutoglu said the summit was historic as it signalled “a new beginning” for Turkey’s a path to Europe by “re-energising the process”, and said Turkey was grateful

Editorial: Financing the solution

The economics of a Cyprus settlement have finally found their way to the forefront of meetings the two sides have had with international actors both on a political and financial level. This issue was overshadowed by public disagreements on property and EU matters but both Anastasiades and Akinci had the opportunity to discuss ways of

Will northern Syria become another Northern Cyprus? #AlJazeera #AkinUnver

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/10/will-northern-syria-become-anot-201410116593693943.html “In his book, “Identity and Foreign Policy: The Kemalist Influence in Cyprus and the Caucasus”, Umut Uzer discusses how “outside Turks” have played a key role in traditional Turkish foreign policy. The plight and suffering of Turks living outside Turkey, according to Uzer, has generally been a premise or rationale of Turkish interventionism, citing