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Anastasiades Says Peace Must Prevail

NICOSIA — Cyprus’ President says any deal to reunify the ethnically split Mediterranean island nation has to be markedly different to one that was rejected by his Greek-Cypriot community a decade ago.Nicos Anastasiades says another rejection in a future referendum would be “catastrophic” for Cyprus.Greek Cypriots turned down a United Nations brokered accord in 2004 that they saw as unfairly weighted against them. Breakaway Turkish Cypriots approved it in a separate referendum.He told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview that a successful conclusion to talks that resumed last week after a 20-month hiatus hinges on preserving his credibility and warned against any pressure that would erode it.

Cyprus was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup to unite the island with Greece.

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Mission…to Alonnisos, a TNH Documentary

O oceanic you sing and sail White on your body and yellow on your chimeneas For you're tired of the filthy waters of the harbors You who loved the distant Sporades You who lifted the tallest flags You who sail clear through the most dangerous caves Hail to you who let yourself be charmed by the sirens Hail to you for never having been afraid of the Symplegades (Andreas Empeirikos)   What traveler has not been fascinated by the Greek islands, drawn by the Sirens’ song of a traveler’s dreams? TNH and our video show ‘Mission’ marked the change of the season by transporting viewers into the heart of summer.

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