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UN Chief to Push for Cyprus Unification Talks, Despite "Low Expectations"

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that he is pressing on with a bid to re-start negotiations on reuniting Cyprus, nearly two years after talks collapsed. In a report sent to the council, Guterres said...

Cyprus Talks Resume as Anastasiades and Akinci Meet in Nicosia

Talks to reunify the divided island of Cyprus are set to resume from the point where they stopped last year. This according to Vasilis Palmas, Cyprus’ deputy minister to the President, Nicos Anastasiades. The previous round of talks, which...

Cypriot Leaders to Meet, Discuss Reunification on October 26

In another attempt to jump-start reunification talks on the divided island, Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akıncı will meet on October 26, it was announced by the United Nations on Thursday. Earlier on Thursday, Akinci said he...

Greek PM Asks UN Secretary-General to Mediate in Release of 2 Soldiers Held by Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras asked United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to mediate in resolving the issue of the two Greek soldiers detained by Turkish authorities. During a telephone conversation, the Greek PM asked for the quick release of the junior...

UNSG and Greek FM to Discuss the Cyprus Problem During a Meeting in New York

The Cyprus problem will be discussed during a meeting between the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Sunday in New York. According to a UN source, Guterres expects to listen to the views of...

UN Chief Says he Awaits Parties’ Agreement to Continue with his Good Offices in Cyprus

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres plans to continue with his "good offices" mission for a Cyprus settlement “as soon as the parties have an agreement for those 'good offices'”, to be put in place. (The term "good offices"; which is...

Cypriot FM: We Only Have Plan 'A' – a Federation

"We will continue the effort. We only have one plan. Plan "A." We have no plan "B" or "C" as Turkey had," Ioannis Kasoulides, Cyprus Foreign Minister said. Speaking to the Independent Balkan News Agency about the failure of the...

Greece Blames Turkey for Failure at Cyprus Talks

The Greek Foreign Ministry on Saturday said that Turkey is responsible for the failure of the Conference on Cyprus reunification in Swiss Crans-Montana. The ministry stressed in the statement titled "International Conference on Cyprus: hard truths" that the Turkish side...

Cyprus to Remain Divided After Failure of Reunification Talks

"I'm very sorry to tell you that despite the very strong commitment and engagement of all the delegations and different parties ... the conference on Cyprus was closed without an agreement being reached," United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said...

U.N. Secretary-General Returns to Switzerland to 'Rescue' Cyprus Talks

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is to return to Crans Montana, Switzerland on Thursday in an effort to rescue peace talks between the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. Guterres goes to Crans Montana for the second time as talks between...