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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

Reinvention of a walled city

Sitting in a coffee shop found in the old grocery market at the foot of the Saint Nicholas Cathedral within the walled city of Famagusta, there’s no doubt why the historic city was placed on the World Monuments Watch a couple of years back. Adjacent to the city’s main square that notably became the coronation

Are we there yet?

While at first sight Cyprus’ economic crisis, regional geopolitical recalibrations and natural gas exploration appear to have eclipsed the long-standing efforts to reconcile the divided island, upon closer inspection they reveal the paradoxical predicament that engulfs the Cyprus conflict. The quick collapse of financial certainty exposed an ephemeral tempestuous prosperity that in effect concealed the

Valuing Cyprus property for compensation By @FionaMullenCY

A few weeks ago I wrote an article showing how it should be possible to keep the property compensation bill below €5bn with a mix of reinstatement, territorial adjustment and a form of incentivised exchange. One issue that could upset this €5bn figure is if legally unsound and politically charged methods are used to calculate

A healthy dialogue needs trust says @KudretOzersay

With the events of Istanbul unfolding as a backdrop, former Turkish Cypriot negotiator in the Cyprus peace talks Kountret Ozersay maintains that “The main reason we have such a crisis, is the lack of trust. Trust is something which goes hand in hand with a healthy dialogue” He points out that “Initially we believed that

Cyprus problem v Traditional experience By @yennaris

By Costas Yennaris What helped Cypriots survive on this island through centuries of turmoil and conflict, either man-made or natural, was their ability to learn each time from their own experience and adapt accordingly. And this applies to Greek Cypriots who place claims of thousands of years of history on the island and also to

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

Curbs on residency rights By @EsraAygin

By Esra Aygin Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have reached an understanding that no more ‘citizenships’ should be granted in the north for the next 10 months. Akinci raised the issue with Erdogan in a meeting the two had on the sidelines of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

[Video] Anastasiades Easter message: Hope and optimism for solution in 2016 (with Turkish subtitles)

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades has expressed the conviction that with cooperation any obstacles can be overcome so that 2016 will be the last year of the Cyprus problem. In a televised Easter Message on Saturday, President Anastasiades said a message of hope is projected by the great Holiday of the Resurrection itself, “but