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.
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.
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.
UN envoy Jane Holl Lute is to meet both leaders again on Tuesday morning before departing from the island after a brief visit that the two sides have described as productive so far.
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…
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.