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Anastasiades: Substantial differences on property issue remain

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

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/

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

Suspicious minds By @LAdilinis

The most valuable element for the success of the Cyprus peace process, the trust among interlocutors and mediators, was lost this week in Istanbul. With that trust also went the belief that the leaders had what it takes to rise above micro politics, see the big picture and not get lost in the mundane and

Cash for crossings By @FundaSilver

An additional €2.1million is needed for construction of two new crossing points, but the newly-appointed coalition in the north may struggle to find the extra funds. Reopening of the crossing points at Dherynia (Derinya) and Apliki (Aplic) are under way but the financial outlook for the works is another obstacle. The new right-wing coalition of

Akinci: Granting “citizenship” to 25,000 persons is out of the question

Turkish Cypriot daily Ortam newspaper (26.04.16) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci has said that granting “citizenship” to 25,000 persons is out of the question. In statements yesterday in the occupied area of Cyprus after his 3,5-hour meeting with President Anastasiades within the framework of the Cyprus negotiations, Akinci replied to a question regarding

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

The economics of a solution

By Costas Apostolides The economics of a Cyprus settlement have come to the fore this week because both Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci were invited to the Davos Economic Forum to meet with the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon and various political and economic leaders, and consider the economics and financial aspects of