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UN Envoy Finds UK's Support for Renewed Cyprus Talks

Jane Holl Lute, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cyprus who visited London on Wednesday, heard that the progress achieved in last year’s Conference on Cyprus, combined with political will, could facilitate a settlement of the long-standing Cyprus issue. Lute was...

UK Government Remains Steadfast in Its Support on the Reunification of Cyprus

The UK-based National Federation of Cypriots recently contacted the British Government and the main political parties in the UK to seek their views on the issue of Cyprus and the prospects of further negotiations for the reunification of the...

Tensions Between Greece and Turkey Escalate, Turkish FM Blames Greece

On Tuesday, tensions between Greece and Turkey continued to rise and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu put the blame for this on Greece. “In their difficult days, we are always at their side. But in the Aegean and the Mediterranean,...

Stagnation in Cyprus Issue Raises the Risk of Partition, President Anastasiades Says

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has emphasized the need for the Cyprus negotiations to resume. In an interview to the Greek newspaper “Ta Nea”, the President underlined that the stagnation in the Cyprus problem increases the risk...

Cyprus Presidential Elections 2018

The election campaign for the Cyprus presidency continues complete with bitter accusations and counter-accusations of the worst kind – the knives are out! Personally, I made up my mind long ago and I will join thousands of other citizens...

President Anastasiades: Notion of Two State Solution Does Not Secure Peace in Cyprus

Talking abstractly about new strategies, a Plan B or the notion of a two-state solution for Cyprus secures neither the conditions for peace, nor the well-being of Greek Cypriots, President Nicos Anastasiades said in an interview with the Athens...

Tsipras: Europe not Properly Addressing its 'Excessive Social Deficit'

There is currently an "excessive social deficit" in Europe that is not being adequately addressed, Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said, in a press conference after the end of the European Council in Brussels. "We cannot just announce measures, such...

Turkish-Cypriots "Joint Owners", not Minority, Erdogan Says in Interview

Just days after his controversial statements about Greece - Turkey relations during his official visit to Athens, the Turkish president made another provocative statement about the Cyprus reunification process. Turkish-Cypriots are "joint owners" of the divided island of Cyprus, Recep...

Economic Ties, Bilateral and EU Issues on Erdogan's Greek Visit Agenda

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will make a historic visit to Greece on Thursday, a sign that relations between the two countries are improving, despite a series of long-term, unresolved bilateral issues. With Turkey's European Union relations quite strained at the...

Cypriot President Asks Greece to Push Turkey on Issues Concerning Cyprus Talks

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has asked the Greek government to push Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to agree to preparatory meetings on security and guarantees, prior to a potential international summit on the Cyprus issue. Erdogan is scheduled to arrive...