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Solution with Turkish army remaining ‘unorthodox’

Solution with Turkish army remaining ‘unorthodox’

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides says it would be ‘unorthodox’ to talk about security in Cyprus in the event of the Cyprus solution if the Turkish forces are still rooted on the island. Speaking to state radio on Tuesday morning following a busy last few days in which crunch meetings involving President Nicos Anastasiades took place

Turkey agrees access to Cyprus army zone graves in search for missing

ATHENS, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Turkey has agreed to allow access to graves in military zones in war-split Cyprus in a major breakthrough in a decades-old search for persons missing in past conflicts, a team working under U.N. auspices said on Thursday. Turkey has formally agreed to let exhumation teams inspect 30 known suspected burial

CMP granted permission to excavate in military-held areas

Turkey’s occupying forces have given the “go-ahead” to Cyprus’ Committee on Missing Persons to excavate in 30 zones, along with 75,000 euros, Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci announced on Thursday.  The Turkish Cypriot leader met with the Turkish Cypriot member of the CMP, Gulden Plumer Kucuk and a third member of the committee Paul Hneri

Turkish army releases footage from Cyprus operation in 1974

Turkey’s General Staff has released previously unseen footage from the 1974 military operation in Cyprus to mark the landing’s 41st anniversary. On July 20, 1974 Turkish military intervened in the island in response to an Athens-backed coup aiming to unite Cyprus with Greece. Turkish soldiers who took part in airborne and seaborne operations, as well

UBP Cavusoglu’s conditions for a solution in Cyprus

Halkin Sesi newspaper (04.09.15) reports that Nazim Cavusoglu, “deputy” with the National Unity Party (UBP) and one of the six candidates for the party’s leadership in the forthcoming UBP election congress evaluated the recent developments in the negotiations and claimed that “an agreement must be based on the TRNC”. As he claimed if a solution

The Turkish occupation army opened a file against Afrika

Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika newspaper (30.08.15) reported that the Turkish occupation army in Cyprus has opened a file against the paper on the ground of various publications of Afrika against “the army and the flag”. According to the paper, both the editor in chief of the paper Sener Levent and Mahmut Anayasa, who shared on