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Anastasiades Says Akinci Staged Unity Talks Walkout, Feigned Outrage

NICOSIA - Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci planned a walkout of unity talks and balking at new negotiations in an attempt to show he was a hardliner. The two leaders...
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Anastasiades Dashes His Own Cyprus Unity Hopes, Sees Stalemate

NICOSIA – Once-upbeat over prospects for Cyprus’ reunification, President Nicos Anastasiades said he doesn’t see chances for progress even if Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci ends his boycott of talks. Anastasiades, in an interview with the...
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Anastasiades: Peace Talks Will Progress After Turkey Vote

NICOSIA - Cyprus' president says he hopes real progress in talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically divided island could happen after the Turkey's April 16 referendum on expanding presidential powers. President Nicos Anastasiades said Friday...
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An Old Dispute Collapses New Cyprus Unity Talks Hopes

NICOSIA – Once again – this time in the face of almost giddy optimism – hopes for a reunification of Cyprus have been dashed: over a 1950 referendum on unification with Greece. The talks –...
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Council of Europe: Social Rights Shield Not Used Enough

NICOSIA - Europe's top human rights body says more of its members need to ratify a legal process that could help protect the social rights of society's most vulnerable groups, including migrants. Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, the deputy...
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UN Working on Steering Cyprus Peace Talks Back on Track

NICOSIA - The United Nations said Thursday it was working to get negotiations to reunify ethnically split Cyprus back on track, after the latest round of scheduled talks were called off over a controversial Greek...
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Cyprus Unity Talks Break Down Over 1950 Enosis Vote

NICOSIA - Constant optimism over reuniting Cyprus were dashed again when the Turkish side refused to resume talks in a dispute over a 1950 vote commemoration seeking Cyprus unity with Greek, Enosis. Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa...
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UN Says New Cyprus Peace Talks Meetings “in Due Course”

NICOSIA - The United Nations says dates for new meetings to get Cyprus peace talks back on track will be announced in "due course." The U.N. said Thursday that envoy Espen Barth Eide is working...
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Akinci Walks Away from Cyprus Unity Talks Re-start

NICOSIA – A planned Feb. 23 resumption of collapsed Cyprus unity talks fell apart too when Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, said he wouldn’t take part. In a tweet Feb. 22, Cypriot government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides...
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Turkish FM: Turkey’s Military Rights Still Needed in Cyprus

NICOSIA - Turkey's right to intervene militarily in Cyprus is still necessary given recent actions that have fanned insecurity among Turkish Cypriots, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday. Mevlut Cavusoglu cited unspecified "attacks" against Turkish...