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Akinci interview to DW: “2016 a solutions year”

Akinci interview to DW: “2016 a solutions year”

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci spoke of the quest for compromise in Cyprus peace negotiations in 2016, in an interview with German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW). Akinci, who visits Germany on Monday, noted: “we have been saying from the outset that 2016 will be a significant year. “Recently, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, not only I but also

Greek FM launches initiative on Cyprus guarantees

Athens has launched an international campaign on the need for foreign guarantees in a reunited Cyprus to be abolished, daily Phileleftheros  reported on Monday. The sensitive issue will be top on the agenda of talks in Istanbul between Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Kotzias and his Turkish counterpart Mehlut Cavusoglu later on Monday. Read the rest

Kasoulides: Turkey’s commitment to Cyprus solution will be tested at negotiating table

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has said that Turkey’s stated commitment to wanting to help solve the Cyprus problem would ultimately be put to the test at the negotiating table. In an interview with Simerini newspaper published on Sunday, Kasoulides said that though Turkey says it wants a solution, the issues that directly involve Ankara such

Kyprianou says room for dialogue with Turkey on guarantees

AKEL leader Andros Kyprianou said on Sunday that Turkey was allow Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci a free rein on internal issues associated with the Cyprus issue at the negotiating table, while Ankara was more concerned with security and guarantees. Kyprianou was speaking Sunday afternoon on his return to Cyprus from Istanbul where he met

Greek Foreign Minister: Turkish troop withdrawal key to Cyprus problem

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and Cyprus House of Representatives President Yiannakis Omirou met in Athens on Wednesday, focusing their talks on the Cyprus problem and bilateral relations between both their countries.  Omirou briefed Kotzias on actions taken by Cyprus in the EU and internationally, especially in the arena of inter-Parliamentary contacts and relations. See

Olgun and Ergun describe as “very appropriate” Akinci’s statements on guarantees

Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (05.01.16) reports that former Turkish Cypriot negotiators, Ergun Olgun and Osman Ertug have described as “very appropriate” Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci’s statements on the “vital issue of guarantees” and alleged that the reactions of the Greek Cypriot side to Akinci’s statements are “worrying”. In a joint written statement Olgun and Ertug said

Turkey is preparing to alter the wording over the issue of guarantor power

  Ankara is preparing to alter the wording over the sensitive issue of guarantor power following a slowing down in peace talk progress between the two communities in Cyprus According to reports in Phileleftheros on Monday, Turkey – which has so far remain unmoved over its position to keep the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee (which