Tag Archives: Anastasiades

Going through the gears By @EsraAygin

Going through the gears By @EsraAygin

By Esra Aygin The Turkish Cypriot side wants to take the negotiations process to a decisive final level as of September. And proposes that the remaining issues, which also happen to be the most politically sensitive, are discussed outside Cyprus with the aim of bringing them to a successful conclusion. This was the main topic

After the love has gone By @EsraAygin

By Esra Aygin The sides have not been able to achieve much since the infamous Istanbul crisis back in May as they struggled to bridge the remaining difficulties and reach further convergences especially in the very complicated and sensitive issue of property. According to an informal timetable, the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot sides were

Anastasiades interview on Megatv: Cypriot Problem developments

  On Monday 13th June 2016, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, gave an interview to MegaTv journalists, Michalis Pavlides and Marios Papaelia. Developments in the Cypriot Problem formed a major part of the interview. The Cypriot Puzzle has translated to English that part of the interview and presents it below:  


Leadership Call from Famagusta Initiative

  Famagusta Initiative, an activist group in Cyprus has issued a statement regarding the disastrous fires that have been raging in Troodos and the ecological disaster upon Cyprus. Criticizing the failure to set aside barriers in times of such disaster, they call for a close collaboration among leaders in order to reclaim the burnt sites

Peace first, deals second

A Cyprus settlement should not be based on economic benefit but if, after reunification, the ground is ripe for expanded business opportunities with Turkey, then so be it. This is what ruling Disy leader Averof Neophytou told the Cyprus Weekly in a recent interview, adding that if – post settlement – Turkey wants to buy

Leaders intensify process, governance and funding were discussed

Greek and Turkish Cypriots made progress on the powers of the central government and the constituent states, President Nicos Anastasiades, said on Friday, and there was sufficient common ground for an agreement on that issue. Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on Friday kicked off the intensified phase of reunifications talks, which provides for

Moment of truth has arrived Βy @EsraAygin

The infamous Istanbul crisis, albeit small, was very important in showing how vital leadership and good judgement are right now, at a time when Cyprus solution negotiations have reached a critical point. Both Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades acted irrationally in this crisis, not as two leaders building a

Suspicious minds By @LAdilinis

The most valuable element for the success of the Cyprus peace process, the trust among interlocutors and mediators, was lost this week in Istanbul. With that trust also went the belief that the leaders had what it takes to rise above micro politics, see the big picture and not get lost in the mundane and

Obstacles will be soon overcome so he finally propose a solution to vote on

President Nicos Anastasiades says he is staying upbeat that obstacles in ongoing talks to resolve the Cyprus problem will be soon overcome so that he finally propose a solution for the people to vote on. Relations between the two communities on the island have warmed since Mustafa Akinci was elected as the new Turkish Cypriot

Leaders aim at bridging differences by end of the year

The two leaders are determined to tackle the current disagreements between the two sides without affecting their rights, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday, aiming at reaching a solution this year. Returning to the presidential palace after a meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, Anastasiades it was conducted in a positive climate. The two