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Leaders invited to joint meeting with Ban in Davos

Leaders invited to joint meeting with Ban in Davos

The leaders of the island’s divided communities have been invited to attend a joint meeting in Switzerland with United Nations Secretary-General Bank Ban Ki-moon, it emerged on Thursday, but the Greek Cypriots have ruled out a wider meet to include the guarantors. Following his meeting with Turkish Cypriot Leader Mustafa Akinci, President Nicos Anastasiades tweeted that

Reuters: Hammond says optimistic of breakthrough in Cyprus dispute

British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond said on Thursday he was optimistic Cyprus was nearing a “breakthrough” in resolving its four-decade-old partition. Cyprus was split in a 1974 Turkish invasion triggered by a brief Greek inspired coup. New impetus was given to the island’s on-off peace process by the election of moderate Mustafa Akinci as Turkish

Lidington: We continue contacts for a solution in Cyprus

The British EU Minister David Lidington responded to Conservative MP Craig Whitaker’s questions regarding the British Foreign Office’s contacts with Turkey and Greece towards the solution of the Cyprus problem. Lidington who drew attention to the fact that they were having routine contacts with Turkey and Greece at different levels as part of their support

British MP to submit motion for the return of Famagusta

Conservative MP David Burrowes said he will submit a motion calling for the return of the sealed-off section of Famagusta to its lawful inhabitants, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Friday. Burrowes and other MPs presented a petition to Number 10 Downing Street, signed by over 50,000 people asking what steps the UK is taking

Thin blue-beret line #UNFICYP

The divided island’s two leaders were very clear that following this month’s meetings at UN headquarters in New York they will see a period of intense activity, said Aleem Siddique. “Both leaders made clear they anticipate that November and December will be a period of intensification of meetings and during that period a lot of

Worse than old nightmares on Cyprus By @ykanli for #Hurriyet

As is said, “The bravest of the gypsies lists his crimes when boasting what a great man he is.” Turkish Cypriots sacked Mehmet Ali Talat from the presidency, kicked his party out of government and thus declared a firm “No” in 2009-2010 to officious and treacherous “cross voting” suggestions that aimed at creating a diabolical

UK ministers #Hammond and Liddington say Turkey must open ports to Cyprus’ ships to be part of the EU

Turkey is required to open it ports to Cyprus’ ships as part of their accession agreement the European Union, letters exchanged by UK Foreign Affairs Minister, Philip Hammond, and Europe Minister, David Liddington said. “The United Kingdom urges Turkey to fulfill all obligations for its accession, and will continue to do so, on this and

This day in History | 1974 – Cyprus conflict spills into London

Thousands of Greek-Cypriots in London have been protesting about the disputed government of Cyprus. Turkish troops landed in the north of the Mediterranean island early yesterday morning after a Greek-­sponsored coup in the capital, Nicosia, last week. More than 10,000 Greek-Cypriots and British left-­wing activists marched through the centre of London in support of an