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A New Approach to Security is Needed in Cyprus

A New Approach to Security is Needed in Cyprus

Cartoon first published in POLITICO Europe, Belgium, January 12, 2017 | By Rytis Daukantas   By Alpbuğra Bahadır Gültekin*   Chances of settlement in Cyprus increasing Parties and guarantors (Turkey, Greece and United Kingdom) met in Geneva on January 12th to discuss the most critical chapters of security and guarantees for the first time. Parties

Greece, Cyprus Concerned With Turkey’s Demand to Accelerate EU Accession

According to EU diplomatic source, Greece and Cyprus expressed concern with Ankara’s demand to accelerate the negotiations on accession to the European Union. BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – Greece and Cyprus expressed concern with Ankara’s demand to accelerate the negotiations on accession to the European Union, an EU diplomatic source told RIA Novosti. Read the rest on: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160308/1035951025/greece-cyprus–eu-accession-talks.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

EU ‘understands’ Cyprus’ objections to opening closed Turkey chapters

Turkey cannot ask for exchanges as part of its accession process into the European Union, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said on Monday, after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu demanded the opening of five chapters blocked by Cyprus. Speaking on the sidelines of the EU-Turkey Summit on the refugee crisis in Brussels, Christodoulides said that Cyprus’ position

Greek FM refuses to drink coffee with Turkish counterpart in Cyprus

Turkey‘s top diplomat recently said his Greek counterpart declined his proposal to drink coffee together in Cyprus as a sign of both countries’ willingness to reunify the divided island. “I’m not ready for that,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu quoted Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias as saying as he addressed Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission last

Turkish FM says security concerns ‘critical’ for Cyprus

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has stated that in order for there to be a lasting Cyprus settlement, security concerns from both sides would have to be taken into account, he told local newspaper Phileleftheros in comments published on Sunday. Cavusoglu stressed that for Turkish Cypriots, Ankara’s role would be critical, while also stating that

Is Turkey the odd man out as Egypt, Greece and Cyprus cozy up?

Egypt and Cyprus appear to be taking quick action on decisions they made with Greece during their December summit that addressed issues including the economy, energy and politics. On Jan. 4, Cypriot Minister of Agriculture Nicos Kouyialis visited Egypt and met with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and a number of Egyptian officials, including the ministers