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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

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Reddediyoruz: The Cypriot Puzzle View

  What are the youth protests in the north about? Reddediyoruz!  We are rejecting (it) !         The Turkish government and the authorities in the north signed a protocol on 10.02.2012 which foresaw the establishment of a ‘Republic of Turkey Coordination Office’ in North Cyprus that would ‘supervise’ the financial aid the Turkish government would give

Greek Cypriots delaying resolution, says Turkish Cypriot FM

All Greek Cypriots are trying to do is leave the current negotiation process hanging, Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu has said. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Ertuğruloğlu said the whole negotiation process was based on “inequality.” He referred back to the Annan Plan, which was a United Nations proposal to resolve the Cyprus dispute, through

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/

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:  

Net closes in

By Esra Aygin Despite public opposition and an attempt by Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to intervene, the Turkish Cypriot assembly voted in favour of the agreement to establish a Youth and Sports Coordination Office in the north. The agreement will effectively give authority over the youth and sport issues to Turkey. Following a highly

The “economic protocol” is signed, privatizations begin

Under the title “The protocol is ready”, Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (03.06.16) reports that the “council of ministers” approved yesterday the so-called “2016-2018 Structural Transformation Program” and send it to the “assembly”. Addressing the “assembly” before the meeting of the “cabinet”, self-styled “deputy prime minister”, Serdar Denktas replied to the criticism and read out

Obstacles will be soon overcome so he finally propose a solution to vote on

President Nicos Anastasiades says he is staying upbeat that obstacles in ongoing talks to resolve the Cyprus problem will be soon overcome so that he finally propose a solution for the people to vote on. Relations between the two communities on the island have warmed since Mustafa Akinci was elected as the new Turkish Cypriot