Tag Archives: Turkish Cypriots

Going through the gears By @EsraAygin

Going through the gears By @EsraAygin

By Esra Aygin The Turkish Cypriot side wants to take the negotiations process to a decisive final level as of September. And proposes that the remaining issues, which also happen to be the most politically sensitive, are discussed outside Cyprus with the aim of bringing them to a successful conclusion. This was the main topic

Reinvention of a walled city

Sitting in a coffee shop found in the old grocery market at the foot of the Saint Nicholas Cathedral within the walled city of Famagusta, there’s no doubt why the historic city was placed on the World Monuments Watch a couple of years back. Adjacent to the city’s main square that notably became the coronation

Peace first, deals second

A Cyprus settlement should not be based on economic benefit but if, after reunification, the ground is ripe for expanded business opportunities with Turkey, then so be it. This is what ruling Disy leader Averof Neophytou told the Cyprus Weekly in a recent interview, adding that if – post settlement – Turkey wants to buy

Ankara tendering By @FundaSilver

The Turkish State Water Board DSI has officially pushed the button on the tendering process to find a company to administer the water from Turkey to the north of Cyprus during the transition period of one year, leaving Turkish Cypriots out in the cold. Originally, DSI was going to be the responsible body during the

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

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

Stelios Awards applications now open via Facebook

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation organizes for an eighth consecutive year the Stelios Bi-Communal Awards 2016 and submission of applications is now open through Facebook. The total amount for this year’s awards is greater than ever after Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou will be offering the total of € 500.000, rewarding 50 teams that can win €10.000 each.

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

Slowly but surely

Restoration work on the first phase is nearing completion on the main church and adjoining buildings of Apostolos Andreas Monastery situated in Rizokarpaso in the Karpas (Karpaz) peninsula, the northeastern tip of Cyprus. The Apostolos Andreas monastery dedicated to Saint Andrew is an important site for the Cyprus Orthodox Church. According to information, it was once

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