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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

Two months into the St Andreas restoration project

Another view of the restoration work at St Andreas Monastery

This will be the first-ever collaboration between the communities on both sides of the UN-arbitrated Green Line as the Greek Orthodox Church is located in the northern, Turkish Cypriot part of the island. It has taking years for the two communities to agree to this restoration project that will require equal involvement and is seen by some as a test project that hopefully will be extended to other monuments. The creation, in 2008, of the Technical Committee for Cultural Heritage, co-chaired by a Turkish Cypriot and a Greek Cypriot, hasRead More

Greek Cypriots report that North’s population up by 34,136 since 2004

Last Wednesday, 8th October, the Greek Cypriot online newspaper Famagusta Gazette wrote that the Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis newspaper had printed an article using population data from the ‘Registry of births department’. The quotes always denote what those in the Greek Cypriot sector of the island consider a pseudo north Cyprus body that is not under the Republic of Cyprus [RoC] control. They wrote about the births and deaths in the TRNC [they call it ‘the occupied area of Cyprus’] over the last ten years and stated that there wereRead More