While Greek Cypriot political parties on Wednesday condemned the 35th anniversary of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI), which will be marked in the north on Thursday, Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci acknowledged Turkey’s support for the breakaway state.
The leaders of the island’s divided communities agreed on Friday to open two new crossings next month, it was announced following a meeting in Nicosia.
The two leaders will be submitting proposals on how to proceed with the reunification negotiations during their meeting next week, government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said on Friday.
Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, would like to meet President Nicos Anastasiades, before the former’s trip to Turkey at the end of the month, reports said on Thursday.
President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday announced he is to have a casual meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci later in the month.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to arrive in the north on Tuesday afternoon following his swearing-in ceremony on Monday after his re-election.
Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci has called on the ‘government’ in the north to accelerate efforts for the opening of the Dherynia and Apliki/Lefka crossings.
President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday began briefing the political party leaders on the dinner he had with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci last week.
Whatever is going to happen with the resumption of Cyprus talks, should happen quickly, outgoing British High Commissioner in Nicosia, Matthew Kidd, said on Wednesday.
President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, held a frank and open exchange of views the UN said on Monday after the much-awaited dinner. It was the first time in two years the two leaders met after the collapse…