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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

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

President Eroğlu: “We will demand from UN Secretary General to interfere more actively in negotiations”

President Derviş Eroğlu stated that during his meeting with the UN Secretary General, he would demand the UN Secretary General to interfere more actively in negotiations in order to reach a result and to organise one or two Cyprus summits with this aim. Responding the questions of journalist Hasan Hastürer in New York, President Eroğlu said “As the Turkish Cypriot side, we will not abandon the convergences reached between the two sides before”. In his statement, Eroğlu also reminded that after taking over his duty as the President, he sentRead More

Leaders agreed to proceed to the next phase

During last week’s meeting, President Derviş Eroğlu and Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiadis agreed to proceed to the next phase of negotiations. Following the meeting, UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus,  Eide stated that leaders’ meeting was held in a friendly and constructive atmosphere and they agreed on a joint text regarding the next phase of the negotiations. Stating that leaders reviewed the current phase, Eide said  it is also mutually agreed that negotiators and negotiation delegations completed submitting their proposals on all issues. Furthermore, Eide said that both leadersRead 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

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