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Andreas Chrysafis : Abolition of the Republic of Cyprus

Andreas Chrysafis : Abolition of the Republic of Cyprus

By Andreas C Chrysafis   ABOLITION of the REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS Having a solution to a problem is better than not having one at all! But one could equally ask: what kind of solution can be considered fair in comparison? Is a resolution that endeavours to split and fragment a nation on the basis of


Thank you G.E. for your kind donation

We would like to thank G.E. for donating to the Cypriot Puzzle. That money will keep us going by being used to pay for the website maintenance and running expenses. We are open to donations through our page and paypal and we can use that money to stay alive, keep you up to date with

Terra Nullius – Questioning Normality

  A Cypriot research student in the U.K, Andreas Papallas, is working on the architecture and urban design of Nicosia as a divided City. There are some very interesting posts on his personal blog, but also his personal page.  

UN peace-keeping mission in Cyprus renewed for six months

The Security Council extended yesterday the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for six months, until 31 January 2016, and welcomed resumed negotiations between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders to reach a comprehensive settlement. Through the unanimous adoption of a new resolution, the Council also urged parties to implement

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Team Cyprus – A new effort to reunify the island

We received the following press release regarding a new team of Gcs who want to contribute towards the reunification of the island. The following is their declaration: Our Team, Cyprus. Ομάδα Κύπρος. by Leontios Philotheou   Team  The reality is that every attempt to form a common football team would lead us to the Emergency Room. Ok,maybe that is

Reaching out to enemy communities after conflict

Dr Christalla Yakinthou is a Birmingham Fellow in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Birmingham. She presented at ‪‎TEDx‬ at the University of Birmingham recently. Among many issues, she spoke about Cyprus and Bosnia. She spoke about the missing people and the relations between the people of the various

A 41 year late message

Greek follows 20 Temmuz 1974 günü Kıbrıs Türk toplumu gelenlerin kurtuluşu, özgürlüğü ve adaleti getireceğine inanıyordu. Olayların hemen ardından sıcağı sıcağına yapılanlarla yüzleşmek mümkün değildi. Hınç ve öfke, aklın ve duygudaşlığın yerine geçmişti. 41 yıl sonra adaletsizlikten dem vuranların daha büyük bir adaletsizliğe sebep olacağını, özgürlük isterken tutsaklık, kurtuluş isterken tahakkümün egemen olacağını o günlerde


Re-assessing the past: Kizilyurek’s latest book on 1958

Heterotopia publishes Niyazi Kizilyurek’s latest book on the 1958 Gionelli events.   Heterotopia Publications has released the latest book by Niyazi Kizilyurek entitled: “Şiddet Mevsiminin Saklı Tarihi” (A period of violence: The dark 1958). After years of extensive research on the inter-ethnic and political violence in Cyprus, Niyazi Kizilyurek chose to publish a book dealing