Akinci is not defending TRNC equality in talks: Denktaş

Deputy prime minister and finance minister, Serdar Denktaş has said that: “I do not believe that we are carrying out a negotiating process in which political equality and equal sovereignty are adequately protected”. Read the rest of this entry »

Turkey plans to scrap visa requirements for Greek Cypriots

Turkey is to abolish visas for Greek Cypriots who wish to visit the mainland. However, this does not mean that Turkey recognises South Cyprus, a Turkish official said on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

The tribulations of Turkish Cypriots

Amidst the ongoing peace negotiations to finally find an equitable and a fair solution to the age-old Cyprus problem, Turkish Cyprus has been facing a governmental crisis in recent months. Read the rest of this entry »

New government coalition agreement to be signed today

The leaders of the National Unity Party (UBP) and the Democratic Party (DP) will sign the coalition agreement at 11am today, at the National Assembly. Read the rest of this entry »

Eyes on Turkey-EU summit on migrant crisis

The world’s eyes are on a two-day European Union summit on March 17-18, during which the details of a draft Turkey-EU deal, which aims at curbing the bloc’s worst migrant crisis since World War II, will be debated ahead of a possible deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Davutoğlu: “We are so close to the solution in Cyprus”

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a meeting yesterday. While the Turkish Prime Minister Davutoğlu said: “We are so close to the solution of the Cyprus problem and the Aegean problems”, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said: “We agree on a permanent solution.” Read the rest of this entry »

Turkish Cyprus slams EU official over ‘15-minute visit’

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı lashed out at European Union Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis for his plans to pay a courtesy visit of just 15 minutes when he comes to the island in the coming days. Read the rest of this entry »

Head of Cyprus peace force changes

Elizabeth Spehar will replace Lisa Buttenheim as the special representative and head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) to conduct the ongoing peace talks between the two communities of the split island. Read the rest of this entry »

Turkish Cypriots ‘back peace’

Turkish Cyprus Parliament Speaker Sibel Siber has said that as a nation, Turkish Cypriots were backing peace and a resolution to the more than 40-year-old dispute on the divided island, where a peaceful solution is currently being sought with U.N.-brokered talks.
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Greek Cyprus, Israel, Greece close ranks on east Mediterranean energy cooperation

Greek Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades was on Jan. 28 hosting a three-way meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras focused on energy cooperation between the Mediterranean states.

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