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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

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: Substantial differences on property issue remain

President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday put the brakes on rising optimism over the UN-brokered Cyprus peace process saying that despite reported progress substantial differences on the thorny property issue are still there. But he also made clear that his face-to-face meeting in Nicosia with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci was carried out in a positive

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Reddediyoruz: The Cypriot Puzzle View

  What are the youth protests in the north about? Reddediyoruz!  We are rejecting (it) !         The Turkish government and the authorities in the north signed a protocol on 10.02.2012 which foresaw the establishment of a ‘Republic of Turkey Coordination Office’ in North Cyprus that would ‘supervise’ the financial aid the Turkish government would give

Greek Cypriots delaying resolution, says Turkish Cypriot FM

All Greek Cypriots are trying to do is leave the current negotiation process hanging, Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu has said. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Ertuğruloğlu said the whole negotiation process was based on “inequality.” He referred back to the Annan Plan, which was a United Nations proposal to resolve the Cyprus dispute, through

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

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Cypriot parties join forces to tackle the ecological disaster

  Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots have joined forces in many fronts in order to work on the reforestation of the Solea region, following the fires that have been raging in the island. Today, Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties have reiterated their willingness to support this process together and have offered their solidarity


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