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Cyprus leaders to resume peace talks on April 11
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Cyprus leaders to resume peace talks on April 11

makis - Apr 04, 2017

Leaders of the divided island of Cyprus have agreed to resume peace talks on April 11, the United Nations said on Tuesday, following a two-month interruption after…

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

makis - Feb 24, 2017

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…

Cyprus reunification stalled in row over 1950 vote
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Cyprus reunification stalled in row over 1950 vote

makis - Feb 22, 2017

Cyprus reunification talks were in disarray on Wednesday after reports the Turkish Cypriot side would not join this week's meeting because of the commemoration by Greek Cypriots…

Turkish FM: Turkey’s military rights still needed in Cyprus
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Turkish FM: Turkey’s military rights still needed in Cyprus

makis - Feb 21, 2017

Turkey’s foreign minister says his country’s right to intervene militarily in Cyprus is still necessary given recent actions that have fanned insecurity among Turkish Cypriots. Foreign Minister…

Cyprus tests to see if remains of missing were misidentified
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Cyprus tests to see if remains of missing were misidentified

makis - Feb 13, 2017

A committee uncovering the fate of hundreds of missing Greek and Turkish Cypriots said Saturday it's examining whether past DNA tests on unearthed remains were incorrect, resulting…

Cyprus posts surplus of 9.1 million euros in 2016
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Cyprus posts surplus of 9.1 million euros in 2016

Sokratis - Feb 11, 2017

Cyprus posted a surplus of 9.1 million euros in 2016, according to data release on Friday by the Statistical Service of Cyprus. The budget surplus for January-December…

Christodoulides: Guterres to discuss Cyprus issue in Turkey
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Christodoulides: Guterres to discuss Cyprus issue in Turkey

Sokratis - Feb 11, 2017

Government spokesperson Nikos Christodoulides has described the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ visit to Turkey as important, in statements on Friday. He noted that Guterres’ visit is…

Cyprus leaders seek new UN peace summit in early March, says envoy
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Cyprus leaders seek new UN peace summit in early March, says envoy

makis - Feb 01, 2017

The leaders of ethnically-split Cyprus have asked the United Nations to prepare for a new peace conference in early March with guarantor powers Britain, Turkey and Greece,…

Kotzias calls for scrapping of system of guarantees in Cyprus
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Kotzias calls for scrapping of system of guarantees in Cyprus

Sokratis - Jan 21, 2017

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias over the weekend repeated his call for the dismantling of the system of guarantees and the removal of Turkish forces from the…

Cyprus leaders to meet on Thursday in Nicosia
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Cyprus leaders to meet on Thursday in Nicosia

Sokratis - Jan 21, 2017

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci will meet this coming Thursday in Nicosia to process and assess the results of the meetings held in…

Athens claims high ground as Erdogan warns troops will stay on Cyprus ‘forever’
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Athens claims high ground as Erdogan warns troops will stay on Cyprus ‘forever’

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

Turkey’s dismissal of the demand for a full withdrawal of its forces from divided Cyprus in the event of a settlement, and its overall attitude at the…

UN chief Guterres says Cyprus talks show progress but no ‘quick fix’
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UN chief Guterres says Cyprus talks show progress but no ‘quick fix’

makis - Jan 12, 2017

Talks to resolve the division of ethnically-divided Cyprus have been showing encouraging results, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guturres said on Thursday, but cautioned against expectations of a…

Critical week ahead for Cyprus
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Critical week ahead for Cyprus

Sokratis - Jan 07, 2017

Authorities in both Greece and Cyprus sought to give positive signals over the weekend about the prospects for a resolution to the longstanding division of the island…

Natural gas key to Cyprus talks, says Anastasiades
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Natural gas key to Cyprus talks, says Anastasiades

makis - Dec 27, 2016

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…

Officials to smooth way for Cyprus meeting
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Officials to smooth way for Cyprus meeting

makis - Dec 23, 2016

Greek and Turkish officials will engage in talks this week to lay the groundwork for a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep…

Energy giants to begin talks for Cyprus gas
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Energy giants to begin talks for Cyprus gas

makis - Dec 22, 2016

Cyprus Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis said on Wednesday that Italy’s ENI, France’s Total, and Qatar Petroleum with American ExxonMobil – headed by US president-elect Donald Trump’s choice…

Cyprus leaders to meet ahead of January summit
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Cyprus leaders to meet ahead of January summit

Sokratis - Dec 10, 2016

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci will hold talks on Tuesday ahead of an international conference in Geneva on January 12 as disagreement remains…

NPL management must be stepped up on Cyprus
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NPL management must be stepped up on Cyprus

makis - Dec 08, 2016

Cyprus needs to speed up its tackling of the bad loans held by banks and could see privatization plans sapped by politics next year, a source familiar…

Cyprus talks back on track, Tsipras-Erdogan meeting not ruled out
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Cyprus talks back on track, Tsipras-Erdogan meeting not ruled out

Sokratis - Dec 03, 2016

The Prime Minister’s Office said the government has not ruled out a bilateral meeting between Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the January 12…

Athens keeps low profile in face of Erdogan rhetoric
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Athens keeps low profile in face of Erdogan rhetoric

chris1 - Nov 27, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s calls for a review, albeit a partial one, of the Lausanne Treaty of 1923 which set the borders of Greece and Turkey,…