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Τelegraph:Hopes rise for deal to end 40-year frozen conflict in Cyprus

Τelegraph:Hopes rise for deal to end 40-year frozen conflict in Cyprus

Peter Foster, europe editor 21 AUGUST 2016 • 6:00AM Talks to resolve Europe’s longest-running frozen conflict will enter a “critical phase” this week, as the leaders of Turkish and Greek-controlled Cyprus engage in what diplomats are calling a “final push” to reach a historic deal to reunify the island. The leaders of both communities, which


Cyprus troops ‘part of coup bid’ claims Greece

Tensions between Athens and Ankara over the divided island of Cyprus have intensified after the Greek foreign minister, Nikos Kotzias, claimed that officers of Turkey’s occupying troops were involved in last month’s failed military coup. Read the rest on:

FT: Turkish turmoil after failed coup raises fears for Cyprus talks

Cypriot leaders have started to discuss security questions that will include Turkey’s military presence on the island, as they ramp up unification talks amid fears that Ankara’s political turmoil could threaten any final deal. UN-brokered talks between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders have been under way since May 2015. The two sides have made

Turkey’s Pattern of Aggression

Beginning on July 20, 1974, Turkish troops, following a coup attempt, attacked Cyprus, effectively splitting the island in two and today occupying over one-third of sovereign Cypriot territory. In the process, more than 200,000 were displaced, about 5,000 killed and some 2,000 people remain missing to this day—including four American citizens. More than 500 Greek

Politico: Erdogan shadow over Cyprus peace bid By @SaraStefaninii

Turmoil in Ankara coincides with final push toward a reunification deal. The fallout from Turkey’s failed coup is changing the political dynamic of the current talks on the reunification of Cyprus. It’s just too early to say if for good or ill. The domestic upheaval in Turkey could propel this latest effort to bring peace to an island


Cyprus reunification talks given urgency by Turkey coup tension

Talks ‘poisoned’ by Turkish prime minister’s statement on Greek Cypriots The Turkish coup and crackdown on dissent has added urgency to this week’s talks on the reunification of Cyprus, which has been divided since Turkey occupied the north of the country in 1974. The Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders, Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci, have