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Cyprus News - Former_President_Talat

Majority of Turkish Cypriots against annexation: Talat

Former Turkish Cypriot President, Mehmet Ali Talat has said that if the Turkish Cypriots were asked if they would like to be annexed by Turkey, ...

A new TRNC president would progess Cyprob talks: Mavroyiannis

Greek Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis has praised Turkey’s “evolving” stance on the Cyprus issue, saying the decrease of the importance of the military’s role makes ...

President Gul will not swap posts with Erdogan

Turkish President Gul has indicated that he does not want to swap posts with Prime Minister Erdogan when the Gul’s presidential term ends later this ...

Bafra sewage plant a health hazard

Bafra waste water treatment plant and the poor condition of the sewage system, have been causing environmental damage and health hazards for the past five ...

Erdogan undecided about running for presidency

Prime Minister Erdogan has told MPs that he is still undecided as to whether he will run in the presidential election scheduled for August. However, ...

North Cyprus News - Eroglu _ Ban Ki-moon

Eroglu flying to New York to see Ban Ki-moon

TRNC President Dervis Eroglu is flying to New York today to meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The meeting will take place at 3.30 ...

Varosha debate only detracts from Cyprob talks: Nami

Varosha can only be reopened when there has been a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem, TRNC Foreign Minister Ozdil Nami has re-iterated. “It’s incorrect ...

Easter service at St George Exorinos hailed as inter-communal success

Thousands of Greek Orthodox pilgrims, some coming home after 40 years absence commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus in a rare Good Friday service at the ...

Cyprus news - Istanbul airport

Greek Cypriots face Turkish visa anomaly

A new visa system put in place by Turkey has caused upset in South Cyprus since it does not allow Greek Cypriot citizens to state ...

Turkey increases powers of its national spying agency

A bill which increases the powers of Turkey’s intelligence service was passed by its parliament on Thursday. Government opponents say that this will lead to ...

North Cyprus News - PM Yorgancioglu

Yorgancioglu disapproves of DP’s alliance with UBP

Prime Minister Yorgancioglu spoke to press prior to today’s Council of Ministers meeting about the DP-UG coalition party’s decision to stay in the government but ...

Easter service to be held in Famagusta church

Greek Cypriots have been authorised to hold a Good Friday mass at a church in the walled city of Famagusta on for the first time ...

Features & Analysis

North Cyprus News - Launching_dove_peace

Undermining Eroglu’s de-mining proposal

Last week, President Eroglu suggested launching a project to clear the entire island of land mines as a confidence building measure. Laudable and highly symbolic ...

Cyprus news - Gas_rig

Cyprus hydrocarbons: Will they make or break a deal?

An interesting article has appeared in the ‘Telegraph’ analysing the potential for mutual gain or further conflict over the gas fields off shore Cyprus. Referring ...