Tagged: Anastasiadis

Cyprus leader sees delay in talks as Ankara ‘controls’ Turkish Cypriots

A few days after the latest round of Cyprus peace talks stalled, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday that he believed Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci would not return to the negotiating table before a constitutional referendum scheduled to be held in Turkey in April. In comments to the English-language Cyprus Weekly and the Turkish-Cypriot Havadis […]

Cyprus leaders seek deal in ‘historic opportunity’ for peace

The leaders of both sides of ethically divided Cyprus have sought to temper hopes of a swift breakthrough in unification talks that started on Monday, initially focusing on how to handle property disputes stretching back more than 40 years. Hoping to succeed where others failed Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci […]

Akinci insists on Turkish military presence on Cyprus

Expectations of a successful outcome to reunification talks between rival leaders on Cyprus were somewhat dampened on Wednesday after Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci reiterated to the Turkish service of the BBC that if Greece and Cyprus insist on a settlement which includes “no guarantees and no armies,” then “negotiations will end before they even begin.” […]

Natural gas key to Cyprus talks, says Anastasiades

The discovery of natural gas is a significant incentive to get Ankara’s backing for a resolution to the Cyprus issue, says the country’s President Nicos Anastasiades, who believes that the prospect of using some of the fuel lying beneath the seabed off the island’s shores to cover a large part of Turkey’s energy needs and […]

Sacrificing Cyprus for Erdogan?

Despite the efforts of the international community to convey a message of optimism over the prospect of a Cyprus peace deal, the past few days have seen increasing concern among Greek Cypriot officials, as well as in talks on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said that notwithstanding some […]

Cyprus says will not consent to opening Turkey EU chapters

Cyprus on Tuesday ruled out consenting to an expedition of Turkey’s long-stalled talks to enter the European Union, unless Ankara fulfilled its obligations to recognize the island. Turkey wants its citizens to have visa-free access to Europe by June and to open new “chapters” of its long-stalled talks on it joining the EU in returning […]

ND leader received by Cyprus president in Nicosia

Developments in the Cyprus problem, regional issues and the island republic’s imminent exit from the memorandums dominated the meeting between Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and the new leader of Greece’s main opposition New Democracy party Kyriakos Mitsotakis here on Monday. Anastasiades briefed ND’s new leader on his meetings at Davos with UN Secretary General Ban […]

Cypriot president calls on turkey to cooperate on missing persons

The issue of missing persons cannot be resolved without the effective cooperation of Turkey, President Anastasiades has said. In a speech delivered on Thursday by Commissioner Photis Photiou at a Church memorial service for the missing persons of the 1974 Turkish invasion of the island, the President once again called on Ankara to implement its […]