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RoC conceil their escape from the negotiation table


Ertuğ: “Greek Cypriot administration is in search of unilateral alliances with the counties in the region in order to conceil their escape from the negotiation table” Presidential Spokesman Osman Ertuğ said that in accordance with the scenario previously formulated with Greece, Greek Cypriot administration is in search of unilateral alliances with the counties in the region in order to conceil their escape from the negotiation table and leave the responsibility on Turkish Cypriot side and Turkey. In his written statement Ertug recorded that the Greek Cypriot administration who issued aRead More

UN Secretary-General Ban called all concerned parties to de-escalate the situation

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The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon met yesterday with his Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide. Eide briefed Ban on the latest developments in Cyprus and the immediate region. The Secretary-General expressed concern over the tensions that have arisen in relation to hydrocarbons and over the suspension of negotiations. He stressed the need for all concerned parties to de-escalate the situation, so as to avoid any further instability in an already volatile region. The Secretary-General underscored the need for the parties in Cyprus to return to the negotiating table withoutRead More

Is Anastasiades using an excuse for his unilateral withdrawal from talks?


Does RoC president still think he governs the whole island? Is he saying that he will not talk to Eroğlu until Turkey obeys him? It was announced earlier this week by Cyprus News Agency [CAN] and Cyprus Mail that the Greek Cypriot President of the Republic of Cyprus [RoC], Nicos Anastasiades, has pulled out of talks with the Turkish Cypriot President Derviş Eroğlu for the time being. The announcement was made by AKEL leader Andros Kyprianou after a meeting at the palace with South Cyprus political party leaders. The island’sRead More

German Minister of State Roth: “ It is righ time for  a solution”

Germany’s Minister of State in charge of European Union Affairs Michael Roth stressed the importance of reaching a bi-zonal, bi-communal federal solution in Cyprus based on political equality. In an interview before his Cyprus visit that takes place between 17-19 September, Roth called on to both sides in Cyprus to continue to work hard  to bring the negotiations to a success. Stating that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s Special Advisor on Cyprus Espen Barth’s first contacts in the island raised hopes,  Roth said “ it is right time for aRead More

Lasting solution in Cyprus is the strategic priority of UN

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stated that reaching a lasting solution in Cyprus is more important than ever because of great turmoil in the region. Secretary General Ban met with his newly appointed Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide. The meeting was closed to the press. According to the statement obtained from the Spokesmanship of the UN General Secretariat, Ban emphasized that UN will continue to give full support in order to achieve a comprehensive solution in Cyprus. On the other hand, Turkish Cypriot negotiator Kudret Özersay stated that ‘UN SecretaryRead More