Tag Archives: Negotiations

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

Anastasiades interview on Megatv: Cypriot Problem developments

  On Monday 13th June 2016, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, gave an interview to MegaTv journalists, Michalis Pavlides and Marios Papaelia. Developments in the Cypriot Problem formed a major part of the interview. The Cypriot Puzzle has translated to English that part of the interview and presents it below:  

A healthy dialogue needs trust says @KudretOzersay

With the events of Istanbul unfolding as a backdrop, former Turkish Cypriot negotiator in the Cyprus peace talks Kountret Ozersay maintains that “The main reason we have such a crisis, is the lack of trust. Trust is something which goes hand in hand with a healthy dialogue” He points out that “Initially we believed that

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

Give-and-take time for negotiations

By Esra Aygin Progress achieved in the negotiations to reunify Cyprus under a federal umbrella means the sides are just a stone’s throw away from the final give-and-take stage, according to a senior Turkish Cypriot source. The final give-and-take will involve painful political compromises across all the topics of the Cyprus problem, but mainly governance,


“Don’t Waste World’s Best Chance for Peace”

Over the past two months the Republic of Cyprus has hosted a parade of foreign leaders — German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and Secretary of State John Kerry — each declaring support for reunification negotiations that will end the 41-year division of Cyprus. With the

Anastasiades gives parliament detailed briefing in February

President Nicos Anastasiades will be informing the parliament on the latest development in the Cyprus problem on 11 February, government spokesperson Nikos Christodoulides told Radio Proto on Saturday. Christodoulides said that after discussing with the parliament’s head, Yiannakis Omirou, the President will address the parliament on 11 February after the three January meeting planned with

Greek Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis is not resigning his post

Greek Cypriot negotiator at the UN-led peace talks, Andreas Mavroyiannis, has clarified, with statements to the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), that he is not resigning his post. Invited to comment on press reports that he will soon be submitting his resignation to the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades, he said “there is no such

Eurasia Group Sees Positive Developments in Cyprus Negotiations

UN-sponsored negotiations on a settlement of the Cyprus problem have made progress over the last year and the two sides are now addressing the unreservedly  contentious issue of property and territory. It’s going to be hard bargaining, but according to the Eurasia Group there is reason for optimism. Chief editor Gary Lakes reports on a recent paper

Colak refers to an “unprecedented foreign support” to the Cyprus negotiations

Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (14.12.15) reports that Emine Colak, self-styled foreign affairs minister of the breakaway regime in the occupied area of the Republic of Cyprus, has argued that the conditions and many other factors are “favorable” for the solution of the Cyprus problem, adding that the negotiations have gained acceleration and depth. In