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Greek PM Raises Cyprus Impasse and Climate Change in Meeting with UN Chief

The Cyprus issue and climate change dominated the talks between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York on Thursday. In a statement, Mitsotakis said that he "thanked the Secretary-General for his very substantial...

Turkey Sends Letter to UN Declaring Drilling Intentions Inside Cyprus’ EEZ

Media reports disclosed on Sunday afternoon that Turkey sent a letter to the United Nation's (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres on March 28, informing him and the members of the Security Council that it intends to conduct drillings in several...

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...