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DIKO MP not to run in the elections after disagreement on the Cyprus problem

DIKO MP not to run in the elections after disagreement on the Cyprus problem

Sitting DIKO MP Athina Kyriakidou has decided not to run in the upcoming parliamentary elections, citing disagreement with the leadership’s stance on the Cyprus problem, according to a statement she issued on Tuesday. “We are months ahead of the parliamentary elections, with talks for a settlement of the Cyprus problem at their peak,” Kyriakidou’s statement

Parties fire broadsides over Davos

DIKO and EDEK insisted on Friday that a meeting in Switzerland between the leaders of the island’s divided communities and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had only served the Turkish side, which supposedly saw its breakaway state in the north upgraded. “How do you upgrade an illegal regime,” DIKO chairman Nicolas Papadopoulos said. “If they are

Theocharouns whο left DISY for disagreement on Cyprob flirts with DIKO

DIKO leader Nicholas Papadopoulos and MEP Eleni Theocharous on Sunday ‘left the door open’ for electoral or other cooperation between the party and the former DISY member’s new ‘Solidarity’ movement. Theocharouns left DISY last month citing a divergence of views on the handling of the Cyprus issue. She said she would form her own movement.

Ignore the dwarfs

Just minutes after the EU-Turkey summit in Brussels finished last Sunday, a wave of déjà vu swept over Cyprus. Turkey may have received €3 billion to contain the refugee flows into Europe plus a promise to restart its EU accession process as well as some visa waiver perks, but the government was satisfied; Cyprus’ unilateral

Turkish Cypriots mark 32nd Unilateral Declaration οf Independence anniversary

Turkish Cypriots were on Sunday celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) of the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ on November 15, 1983. In an televised address on Saturday night, Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said any strengthening of the ‘TRNC’ should not be seen by the Greek Cypriot side as

[Event] Forum for the solution of the Cyprus problem

Διήμερο Φόρουμ για τη λύση του Κυπριακού διοργανώνει το Δημοκρατικό Κόμμα Σε συνέχεια σχετικής απόφασης του Εκτελεστικού Γραφείου και της Κεντρικής Επιτροπής, το Δημοκρατικό Κόμμα διοργανώνει διήμερο Φόρουμ για τη λύση του Κυπριακού, την Παρασκευή 16 Οκτωβρίου (απόγευμα) και το Σάββατο 17 Οκτωβρίου (πρωί), στη Δημοσιογραφική Εστία. Το Φόρουμ θα αρχίσει με ενημέρωση για την

Our enviable future as a circus state

UNDER normal circumstances, the only word to describe what we hear every day from our political demagogues is incredible. But we know them well and therefore nothing surprises us any longer, even though the president’s speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday provided the inspiration for them to surpass themselves. EUROKO asked Nicos Anastasiades

Think before you speak

By now, an experienced politician like Mustafa Akinci should know the impact that provocative statements can have on Cyprus’ reunification process. As such, the Turkish Cypriot leader’s recent comment on gas – and namely that the Republic’s mismanagement could be a casus belli –can only be perceived as provocative. Even if it wasn’t, it was

DIKO calls for Cyprob conference

The Democratic Party (DIKO) has called for a special one-day conference to discuss the Cyprus negotiations indepth, the party said on Saturday after a lengthy meeting of the central committee to elect a new general secretary. During the meeting, party leader Nicolas Papadopoulos briefed members on the progress of negotiations but said not enough information