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Talking the Cyprus Problem

Talking the Cyprus Problem

The launch of a bilingual dictionary of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot dialect a couple of weeks back argued the common denominators of both communities and prosperously indicated the wish of many of us, for a united island. I felt so privileged to be part of the event. Admittedly, it is more than often

George Best was the child of a Greek Cypriot woman & a Turkish Cypriot man?

By Evie Andreou Fans of football legend George Best were amazed – and sceptical – on Tuesday to read reports that he was in fact the love child of a Greek Cypriot woman and a Turkish Cypriot man 70 years ago. First published by the Turkish Cypriot paper Kibris, the article cited what it called

Greek Cypriot teachers visited schools in the north & planted olive trees as a sign of peace

Around 60 Greek Cypriot teachers have crossed over to the occupied-area of Nicosia to visit Turkish Cypriot schools, conveying messages of peace, friendship and cooperation. As a symbolic gesture of peace between the two communities the Greek Cypriot teachers, who were accompanied on their visit by Turkish Cypriot teachers, gave olive trees to be planted

Statements by Turkish Cypriot politicians on the Cyprus problem

Turkish Cypriot daily Vatan newspaper (09.12.15) reports that during the discussion yesterday in the “assembly” for the “TRNC’s 2016 budget”, several “deputies” referred in their speeches to the Cyprus problem and evaluated the latest developments. In his speech, Serdar Denktas, chairman of the Democratic Party (DP) referred to the statements made recently by Turkish Cypriot

Statements by Akinci on Havadis’ report regarding the property issue

According to illegal Bayrak television (online, 08.12.15), Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said that there is no clear picture regarding the property issue. Explaining that the negotiating teams of the two sides are continuing to work on determining the criteria for settling the property issue, Akinci called on the public not to pay attention to

Joint education committee was ‘long overdue’

By Annette Chrysostomou THE government will have to stick to its guns in the face of opposition it is likely to face if it wants to succeed with the deal reached earlier this week between the leaders of the two communities to change the face of education, experts have said. On Wednesday, President Nicos Anastasiades

We must root out the cancer of party and church control of education

By George Koumoullis “Tell me your teachers and I’ll tell you who you are,” goes the Greek saying which should reverberate in Cyprus after the unprovoked and unjustified attacks on Turkish Cypriots by students during the recent demonstrations condemning the establishment of the pseudo-state. Most of the students detained for these attacks were from one

A Taste of Famagusta By @MelissaHekkers

Working towards promoting development while improving the climate of reconciliation in the wider Famagusta region, the Renewal Project has singled out the culinary aspect of the region in recognition of the prominent role food takes in shaping our social interactions. Currently releasing four short video-clips through its online platform, Renewal’s ‘Taste of Famagusta’ project reveals