United Nations peacekeepers who have kept Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots from battling each other have been on the island 50 years now.
Yiorgos Lakkotrypis will stay as Cyprus’ Energy Minister after the country’s President opted against a wide-ranging reshuffle to his Cabinet.
Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot negotiators were to visit Turkey and Greece for a preliminary round of discussions on talks to reunify the island.
One of Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades’ coalition partners has quit the government to protest peace talks with rival Turkish Cypriots.
Cypriots and their Turkish counterparts are coming together to restore churches and mosques and find a different kind of resolution.
Cyprus’ President has moved to ease fears that his handling of renewed peace talks with breakaway Turkish Cypriots would scuttle chances for a fair reunification accord.
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and his Turkish counterpart, Dervis Eroglu, met on Feb. 11 and laid out a blueprint that reportedly calls for Turkish-Cypriot leaders to share power, and creation of a bi-zonal federation.
Efforts to reunify the ethnically divided Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus will recommence next week after rival Greek and Turkish Cypriots agreed to a new round of talks. The breakaway Turkish Cypriots said renewed talks became possible after both sides agreed on text of a joint declaration outlining the main principles that will guide a future accord.
European Union leaders have urged the Turks and Cypriots to set aside differences and find a way to reunify the island even though talks have broken off.
You can add the name of United Nations special envoy Alexander Downer from Australia to the list of diplomats who’ve failed to make any headway […]