Anastasiades’ brilliant geostrategic adviser

By Loucas Charalambous (Sunday Mail 23 Nov 2014) I THINK I may need to seek the help of a psychiatrist. Some of our president’s incurable obsessions have been pushing me to the brink of madness. One of these is appointments, which he engages in with carefree abandon; his all-time favourite verb is ‘appoint’. It does not matter whether the committees, sub-committees and councils that he thinks up are needed, nor how much they cost.  This does not interest him, as long as can keep appointing people to new positions. EveryRead More

Nami meets with President and Board Members of MÜSİAD

Within the framework of his contacts in Germany, Foreign Minister Nami came together with the President and Board members of the Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (MÜSİAD) at the MÜSİAD centre and received information pertaining to MÜSİAD’s work in Berlin. Minister Nami also provided information pertaining to the Cyprus problem and current situation of the negotiation process. Minister Nami, who also responded to questions related to the topic, expressed that the recent situation related to hydrocarbons has demonstrated once again how essential and important the resolution of the Cyprus problemRead More

Greek side has decided to withdraw from negotiations

The RoC has decided to withdraw from the negotiations after Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades reached a consensus with the Greek Cypriot political parties. It will be recalled that the Greek Cypriot side took the decision to start and continue natural gas explorations unilaterally and rejected the Turkish Cypriot side’s proposal of setting up a joint committee on hydrocarbons. Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades who left the negotiation table some time ago upon getting angry with the proposals put forward by the Turkish Cypriot side this time withdrew from the negotiations claiming  TurkishRead More

EIDE: “All problems can be resolved”

UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus,  Espen Barth Eide stated  that the Joint Statement  signed by the leaders in February 11 is very strong  and clear and not contradictory  and  he believes there are  no big differences which  the two leaders cannot resolve. Giving his first interview as the UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus, Eide said that the second stage of negotiations which was concluded was about  clearing the positions of the two sides. Expressing that all positions of the sides regarding the issues  are at theRead More

Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades does not accept agreements made in the past

President Derviş Eroğlu, during one of his meetings yesterday, stated that the Annan Plan was not accepted and therefore the two sides continue to meet at the negotiation table. President Eroğlu added that  the Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades stands at a point where he does not even accept the agreements reached in the past. Eroğlu also stated that a technical committee was established  to deal with the  opening of new  gates  which  is almost non functional. President Eroğlu noted that opening of Aplıç border gate will benefit Greek Cypriots more  than Read More