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Cyprus leaders need to act quickly after July coup bid in Turkey

Cyprus leaders need to act quickly after July coup bid in Turkey

By Theo Theophanous THE question sitting uncomfortably with Turkish Cypriots in Australia is whether the newly emboldened Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan will annex northern Cyprus. I was recently on the Turkish side of the divided island where the failed military coup in Turkey was big news in the old city of Famagusta, a stone’s

Power supply to north until next month

Power supply to Cyprus’ northern Turkish occupied areas is expected to continue until September 2, according to the instructions given to Cyprus` Transmission System Operator (TSO). TSO Deputy Spokesman Christakis Hadjilaou has told CNA that it seems that problems encountered in a power generator, in the Turkish-occupied areas of Cyprus, persist. Coordination for the supply

Akinci: 7 meetings in mid-September extremely important in determining possibility of a 5-party conference

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci has said that the goal to achieve a settlement in 2016 continued but that the Turkish Cypriot people will continue on its way if efforts to reach a solution fail. Akinci was speaking at Ercan Airport upon his return from the Turkish capital Ankara where he met with the Turkish

Erdogan’s positive message could be a good sign for the talks

WEDNESDAY evening’s Erdogan-Akinci meeting and the subsequent comments made by the two must have disappointed the Greek Cypriot parties and media because they did not offer much ammunition for the normal fighting talk. They were not even able to use the traditional adjectives, such as “provocative” and “unacceptable” to describe the Ankara comments, focusing instead

Yildirim: This is the last chance for a solution in Cyprus

Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis newspaper (18.08.16) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci met yesterday in Ankara with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. Citing information acquired by Anatolia news agency, the paper writes that the Cyprus talks were evaluated during the closed-door meeting which lasted for one hour. According to the same source, Yildirim alleged

Protest over Turkish Cypriot property rent increase

By Evie Andreou Paphos district officer Mary Lambrou defended on Wednesday the interior ministry’s decision to increase the rent on Turkish Cypriot properties which are being used as holiday homes, mostly in the Paphos area. “The ministry’s decision is justified given that these properties were given for use more than two decades ago at very