Tag: Cyprus

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Turkish Cypriot hellim producers can sell to EU through island-wide PDO, but will still face discrimination

After years of disputes, Cypriot cheese – known in Turkish as hellim and in Greek as halloumi – has been granted Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status by the European Union. Member states “unanimously supported” the PDO proposals earlier today, which are applicable to “all parts of Cyprus”, according to a tweet by Elisa Ferreira, the European […]

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Former UK government minister: “There are two states in Cyprus. We all need to reflect on that more fully”

On Wednesday, 24 March, the British Turkish Cypriot Association will screen the third and final instalment of its webinar series ‘The Future of Cyprus: Two States? Federalism?’ with a heavyweight panel that includes former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, TRNC President Ersin Tatar’s Special Representative Ergün Olgun, and international relations guru Professor Hasan Ünal. When the […]

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“Time for the international community to think outside the box on Cyprus”, says Ambassador Ümit Yalçın

Turkey’s ambassador to London Ümit Yalçın has found himself in the midst of some of the most intensive political traffic between Turkey and the United Kingdom in decades. After spending two years as the Undersecretary of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the experienced diplomat arrived in the British capital late in 2018 to find […]

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‘Greek bias’ costs EU observer role at upcoming Cyprus Talks

Josep Borrell’s visit to the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus on Friday didn’t generate the results he was hoping for, after the Turkish Cypriot President Ersin Tatar rebuffed his efforts for the European Union to attend as observers at the upcoming Cyprus summit. President Tatar issued a statement following his 5 March meeting with the […]

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10 things you may not know about the embargoes on Turkish Cypriots 

Did you know that Turkish Cypriots have been deprived of their political, economic and social rights since 1964? Turkish Cypriots are the co-founders of the Republic of Cyprus, a small island in the Eastern Mediterranean. The island became independent from British rule in 1960 and a new power-sharing state was created between Cyprus’ two largest […]

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UN to host informal talks about the future of Cyprus in Geneva in April

The United Nations has confirmed the date and location for an informal meeting to discuss the future of the island of Cyprus. Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots, and the island’s three Guarantor Powers, Britain, Turkey and Greece, will meet in Geneva between 27 and 29 April 2021. “The purpose of the meeting will be to […]

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Letters, Dear Sir Keir, Labour can’t help Cyprus achieve peace with “inflammatory, uneducated” views

Dear T-VINE,   Please publish this open letter to Sir Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party.   Dear Sir Keir, I write to you in dismay, following the letter sent to Dominic Raab from Shadow Ministers Fabian Hamilton and Catherine West (“Labour only cares about Greek Cypriots” – UK Turkish Cypriots blast Shadow Ministers’ […]