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The Dilemma of Divided Cyprus and the Turkish Trap

Under the current political climate, there is a slim possibility that a conciliatory resolution to the Cyprus problem may not be far off. If successful, the island would be administered as a bizonal, bicommunal federation. President of the Republic...

Cyprus Cabinet Gets Wide Reshuffle

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades reshuffled his cabinet yesterday, replacing three ministers and handing one a different portfolio, at the same time unleashing the wrath of his former junior coalition partner. Three ministers appointed by the Democratic Party DIKO – health,...

DIKO Confirms to Quit Government

A junior partner in Cyprus's ruling centre-right coalition (DIKO) voted to leave the government coalition on Wednesday night over disagreements with President Nicos Anastasiades concerning the terms for the resumption of talks on the Cyprus problem. Its central committee voted...

DIKO Votes to Quit Coalition over Handling of Cyprus Talks

Goverment coalition party DIKO voted to abandon the ruling alliance just after midnight Friday, citing disagreement with the terms for the resumption of negotiations on the Cyprus issue, and accusing President Nicos Anastasiades of violating his pre-election pledges that...

Cyprus Says Close to Reviving Talks

Cyprus said on Wednesday, Feb 5, it was close to reviving stalled peace talks between the island's Greek and Turkish communities, Reuters reports. The United Nations has been toiling for months on the wording of a 'joint statement' to restart...

Greek FM: Turkey’s Threats Against Cyprus Must End Immediately

Foreign Minister of Greece Dimitris Avramopoulos has said that Turkey is making a strategic mistake by not realizing that Cyprus's’ participation in the EU and the discoveries of natural resources are a strong incentive for the quick resolution to the...

Cyprus: Memorandum to CoE Reveals Turkey`s Refusal to Cooperate on Missing

The Republic of Cyprus has submitted to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe a Memorandum which reveals that the Turkish army is in possession of information related to the identity and the burial sites of killed...

Cyprus Government Describes Oil Drilling in Famagusta as Illegal

The Cyprus Government has described the drilling for hydrocarbons in the Turkish occupied area of Famagusta "illegal," noting that this action demonstrates Ankara’s and Turkish Cypriot leadership’s lack of will for a solution to the Cyprus problem. Government Spokesman Stephanos...

Papademos: Partition is no Option for Cyprus

The Greek Prime Minister Loukas Papademos has made it clear that partition is no option as far as a political settlement in Cyprus is concerned, reiterating that a solution must be in line with UN decisions and provide for...

Christofias Informs Papademos About Developments in Cyprus Problem

Cyprus President Demetris Christofias informed Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos on Tuesday, during a telephone conversation, about the latest developments in the Cyprus problem, in view of the meeting at Greentree, New York, between UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, President Christofias...