Tag: Cyprus Problem

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Historic partial re-opening of Varosha attracts hundreds, but ramifications go beyond collapse of TRNC coalition government

Hundreds of people queued to enter Maraş, or Varosha in English, in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) on Thursday, 8 October, to see part of the deserted seaside resort. The historic moment came after the Turkish Cypriot Prime Minister Ersin Tatar, backed by Turkey, decided on Tuesday to partially open the ghost town […]

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Last chance for Turkish Cypriots to complete an important survey on solving the Cyprus Problem

This August is the last month for Cypriots living abroad to complete an online survey that will help shape future policies on resolving the decades-old Cyprus Problem. Earlier this year, two academics launched a pioneering study into the views of the Turkish and Greek Cypriot diasporas. Associate Professor Işık Kuşçu-Bonnenfant and Professor Neophytos Loizides’s detailed […]

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Turkish Cypriots looking to re-open ghost town after 46 years

The re-opening of Maraş / Varosha, a popular seaside town on the eastern coast of Cyprus that was abandoned after the 1974 War, moved a step closer at the weekend after senior officials from Turkey and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) went on an inspection visit. Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay, Justice Minister […]

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UN Secretary General and two Cypriot leaders agree to reconvene talks

António Guterres has announced he is ready to restart the Cyprus Talks. A statement released late on Monday evening by the United Nations said the Secretary General will “extend his efforts” to initiate “results-oriented negotiations” to resolve the long-standing Cyprus Problem. The news follows a day of informal talks at Hotel Adlon Kempiski in Berlin […]

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Turkey to host major Cyprus conference
 

Senior ministers from Turkey and North Cyprus, as well as expert speakers from the UK and elsewhere are to take part in a major conference on the Cyprus issue in Ankara this week. The event in the Turkish capital, hosted by the Turkish Bar Association (TBB) and called the “Last Word from Cyprus”, will take […]