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Jack Straw: “International community should accept the division in Cyprus”

Jack Straw

UK Former Foreign Affairs Minister Jack Straw called on the international community to accept the division in Cyprus, so that the two communities in Cyprus could develop their relations. Straw gave an interview to Anadolu Agency (AA) and said “If a bi-zonal, bi-communal, happy and united island is possible, it will be the best solution” when he was reminded of the problems faced in the negotiation process. Stating that, however, especially the Greek Cypriot side did not want to accept this, which was observed 10 years ago in the referendum for Annan Plan,  StrawRead More


The Cyprus Carousel – or – Have we been here before?

Opinion by Tony Woods Part way through 2005 – almost ten years ago – I joined the then young and fresh tabloid the Cyprus Observer, a newspaper started, owned and initially edited by idealist Hasan Erçakica the spokesperson for CTP President Mehmet Ali Talat. Each week he presented his readers with his opinions and reflections on the ‘Cyprus Problem’, using information gained both from his privileged position and from his insight into Cypriot politics. In 2006 all his articles that had appeared from Issue 1 of 22-28 July 2005 toRead More


Ozdil Nami expresses his views and concerns via The Washington Times

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Özdil Nami – Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Dear Reader, I would like to provide you with information regarding the on-going negotiation process in Cyprus between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot sides and also provide general information about our country. In order to fully comprehend the reasons behind the Cyprus problem and the negotiation process to find a lasting settlement, it is necessary to have an understanding about the genesis of the problem. The Republic of Cyprus was founded in 1960 in accordance with international treaties. The Turkish Cypriot andRead 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