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A healthy dialogue needs trust says @KudretOzersay

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

New phase in Cyprus talks

Cyprus talks have entered a new phase on the key security issue as UN-backed negotiations reach crunch time, President Anastasiades said on Thursday night. “We are going into a different phase of discussions on guarantees,” Anastasiades told CyBC TV. He underlined his position that as an EU member state Cyprus has no need for security

Anastasiades: too early to talk about amounts involved in cost of solution

President Nicos Anastasiades said on Sunday it was too early to talk about how much a solution would cost without having structured the various elements involved in a settlement that would need financing. Anastasiades was speaking to reporters after attending a Maronite church service in Nicosia to mark the feast day of St Maron and

Burcu sees solution benefits for all

A Cyprus solution will revolutionise how Turkish Cypriots are perceived in the global community, says Baris Burcu, adding they will be equal founding partners of an internationally recognised country. Burcu, head spokesman of the office of Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, was a guest on a live television programme in the north, according to Turkish

No winners or losers’ in a solution, president warns

The solution of the Cyprus problem will be a compromise, President Nicos Anastasiades has said, adding that the public would be briefed on the developments in the ongoing negotiations. Speaking in Larnaca on Friday night, Anastasiades underlined that both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots should understand that there would be no winners and losers, adding

Financial Times: Beacon of hope glimmers in Cyprus stand-off

Anyone who is confident that 2016 will be the breakthrough year for the Cyprus dispute, one of the world’s oldest and seemingly most insoluble diplomatic problems, would benefit from an hour with Alexis Galanos. Mr Galanos, 75, is the Greek Cypriot mayor-in-exile of Famagusta, a once thriving port city and tourist resort on the east

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,

Middle East Monitor:Focusing on the real solution for Cyprus.By @harun_yahya

The Cyprus problem is one that goes back a long way and has remained intractable due to realpolitik calculations. Ethnic identities have been used for the realpolitik calculations in question, and unnecessary differences have arisen between people who should live as friends and brothers. Various countries have also used this situation for their own ends,