UN Chief Sees an Open Window

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, opens the year very optimistic about a Cyprus settlement. There is no official timeline for the negotiations, but he sees a unique window of opportunity for the process to finally succeed.

“In his Good Offices Mission report, the Secretary General also says that he believes firmly that the months ahead remain crucial, if the sides are to achieve the key and tough compromises necessary to reach a comprehensive settlement, as soon as possible,” CNA reported, adding “An advance copy of the seven page report was submitted last night to the members of the Security Council.”


NICOSIA - As Cyprus has the world's highest number per capita of COVID-19 cases the state  doctors’ union PASYKO said it's happening as the state health services organization OKYPY is deteriorating.

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ANKARA - Turkey's swiveling between offering diplomacy or gunboats and demands that Greece take troops off its islands near Turkey's coast is roiling the waters between the countries and plans to hunt for energy.

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ATHENS – Five members of the World Hellenic Interparliamentary Association (WHIA), with Rhode Island State Senator Leonidas Raptakis as head of the group, visited Evros on January 12-13.


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