Espen Barth Eide


Cavusoglu: “Opportunity window for a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus will not be open forever”


Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said “Opportunity window for a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus will not be open forever” Minister Cavusoglu had a meeting with  UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor to Cyprus Espen Barth Eide in his office. During the meeting, Eide stated that he is still optimistic for finding a solution to the long-termed Cyprus problem and added that a solution cannot be reached if negotiations do not continue. Emphasizing Turkey’s will for finding a solution to the Cyprus problem is still strong, Cavusoglu said “Turkey will continue itsRead More

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

Ban Ki Moon

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

“Greek Cypriot side should return to the negotiation table without setting preconditions”

President Dr. Derviş Eroglu stated that the Greek Cypriot side left the negotiation table with intrigues and therefore should return  without setting any preconditions.  President expressed that Turkish Cypriot side will be happy if UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide convinced Greek Cypriot side to return to the  negotiation table following his visits to Ankara, Athens and Cyprus at the beginning of November. Eroglu pointed out that the Greek Cypriot side, which did not leave the negotiation table before when Piri Reis Seismic Exploration Vessel wasRead More

Foreign Minister Özdil Nami: “Suspension of negotiations is shocking”


Foreign Minister Özdil Nami: “Significance of reaching a settlement has become apparent”   Foreign Minister Özdil Nami expressed that suspension of the negotiations constitutes a shocking development and has led all involved to become concerned. Özdil Nami also mentioned that the significance of finding a settlement to the Cyprus issue has become more apparent, particularly in light of the threats created by the instability in the overall region. Speaking before the General Assembly of the Parliament, Foreign Minister Nami stated that it is an unacceptable approach for the Greek Cypriot leadershipRead 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

Some items of short news

Always the ‘Turkish invasion’ is brought up though that was forty years ago   Ever looking to drag the Republic of Cyprus’s distorted view of the events of 1974 into the international arena, Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Greek Cypriot Republic of Cyprus [RoC] used his speech at an event in his honour in London, hosted by the Greek Cypriot Brotherhood [?], as an opportunity to do just that. He was reporting that he believes that the RoC will be able to exit the bailout programme by the end ofRead More

“Let’s come together and make peace at once”


Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu who paid his first official visit to the TRNC yesterday made a call to Greece’s Prime Minister and said “Let’s meet in the island, have tea in the South first then  cross to the North. Mediterranean has been the common sea of different civilizations and many nations. Lets come together and make peace immediately .” Davutoğlu also made a call to UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus  Espen Barth Eide and said “You have taken over the mission of  Downer. In order to takeRead More