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After the love has gone By @EsraAygin

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

Row will hurt Turkey ties

Turkish Cypriot coalition leader, Huseyin Ozgurgun this week fuelled the debate regarding the youth and sports coordination office in the north by saying the recent protests and arguments risked alienating Turkey. Ozgurgun who spoke on Turkish Cypriot television recently, argued that the youth coordination office was being used as an instrument of politics and that

Anastasiades: There is progress

President Nicos Anastasiades has said “encouraging progress” was recorded on chapters currently under discussion in the UN-brokered Cyprus peace process aiming to reunite the divided island. But he also warned that significant chapters have not been discussed yet and it would be premature to draw safe conclusions at this stage. Read the rest on: http://in-cyprus.com/making-progress/

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

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

MHP: Turkish Cypriot negotiating team discussed for a ‘federal state’ instead of a ‘founding state’

Turkish Cypriot daily Star Kibris (20.01.16) reports that a proposal of the National Movement Party (MHP) in the Turkey’s Grand National Assembly to make an investigation on the ongoing Cyprus talks was not accepted. The MHP Deputy Umit Ozdag argued that “the TRNC committee (translator’s note: as he refers to the Turkish Cypriot negotiating team)

Kyprianou open to Turkey invitation

Opposition party Akel leader Andros Kyprianou says he would welcome an invite to Istanbul to meet with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu later this month. Recent reports in CyBC say that Cavusoglu had extended his hand to Kyprianou – who has been critical of the approach President Nicos Anastasiades during the Cyprus talks – through

Vision for security

President Nicos Anastasiades has a vision for a post-settlement Cyprus that takes into account each community’s fears but does away with the traditional guarantor structure. As a result of the 1974 invasion, Greek Cypriots tend to see guarantor powers (Turkey, Greece and the UK) as a threat, while because of the coup that preceded it,

Eide met with Akinci on how to progress on the remaining issues in the Cyprus talks

Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika newspaper (17.12.15) reports that the UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide held yesterday a two-hour meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci. The meeting took place at the so-called presidential palace. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the preparatory works for the leaders’ meeting next