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.
The UN Security Council welcomed the meeting of the leaders of the two Cypriot communities, Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci, that took place on Tuesday, 26 February, with a message released to the media on Wednesday.
Cyprus’ president Nicos Anastasiades says conditions aren’t yet ready for a resumption of formal talks to reunify the ethnically divided island nation because both sides remain apart on key issues regarding power sharing and security…
President Nicos Anastasiades, when he meets Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci later this month, will go with an attitude of openness, the government said on Friday.
President Nicos Anastasiades has spoken with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci by phone and they have agreed to meet on the second half of February, the government announced on Wednesday in a brief statement.
The Greek Cypriot side is ready to resume talks immediately from the point they ended in the summer of 2017, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Monday.
Only two years after the devastation and division of 1974, when nobody could dare dream of it, the 28-year-old Mustafa Akinci imagined a single, united Nicosia.
The US Congressional Research Service (CRS), in its latest report, has concluded that the reunification of Cyprus is proving elusive and that if both sides reject the terms of reference for new talks, which is being facilitated by the UN,…