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Mustafa Akinci

Soccer diplomacy failed in divided Cyprus

An initiative to build bridges between the Greek and Turkish speaking communities of ethnically split Cyprus faltered Tuesday after the leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots skipped a soccer match over a dispute of the games location.

Akinci intends to run for second term

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci is to run for a second term in 2020 but has only told his inner circle, according to Greek Cypriot press reports on Monday.

Akinci calls for new population census in north

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci has called for a census based on which a ‘citizenship law’ would be prepared because currently the exact population number in the north is not known, reports said on Friday.

Divisions highlighted ahead of UDI anniversary in north

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…

Erdogan due to arrive in north

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.