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How the EU can help defuse tensions between Greece and Turkey

Unless the EU gives conditional support to Greece and the Greek Cypriots, this will only increase tensions and prevent a resolution of the conflict. The dispute over the Greece-Turkey maritime delimitation continues. Despite a temporary calm in the matter, the parties have achieved neither diplomatic progress nor change of situation. …

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Syria, Turkey on agenda for Israel, Greece and Cyprus – The Australian Jewish News

Hours after Syrian media accused Israel of hitting the port city of Latakia, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday that the military was constantly fighting “evil forces” in the Middle East. “We push back the forces of evil in this region day and night,” he said in English …

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Russia supports viable settlement of Cyprus problem under international law – Greek City Times

Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his country’s support for a viable settlement of the Cyprus dispute under international law. “Regarding the Cyprus problem, we once again reaffirmed the support of the Russian side for the search for a comprehensive, just and viable settlement within the international legal framework established by …

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Turkey’s Erdogan Says Attacks on Cyprus Mosques Will Not Go Unanswered | Recep Tayyip Erdogan News

The Turkish leader calls on the Cypriot authorities to secure places of worship or to prepare to “pay for such acts”. Attacks on Muslim places of worship in Cyprus “will not go unanswered,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said following an arson attack at a mosque. “Unfortunately, there has been …

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The independence of the university is sacrosanct | Cyprus Mail

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Cyprus stresses importance of interconnectivity at EU Energy Council

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EU to stand alongside Cyprus on migration, says Commission Vice-President Schinas, KNEWS

The EU will be alongside Cyprus on migration issues, European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas promised on Tuesday. He also expressed the opinion that Turkey will not act outside a framework, formed by a set of incentives and sanctions, whether in the eastern Mediterranean or in Varosha, the fenced area of …

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Turkey jails founder of opposition party pending trial

A Turkish court has jailed pending trial Metin Gurcan, founder of the opposition Turkish Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA), on charges of “political and military espionage,” a state news agency said on Monday. Gurcan, a retired member of the Turkish armed forces, helped establish DEVA with Ali Babacan, former deputy …

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“Recognizing the equality of Turkish Cypriots is the key to solving the Cypriot problem”

Recognizing the sovereignty and equal international status of the Turkish Cypriot people is essential to resolve the Cypriot issue, President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan said on Sunday. “I ask all friendly and brotherly countries to assess the vision of the TRNC solution without prejudice,” he said at the 15th summit of …

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Greek companies closely monitor Turkish interests amid pound collapse – Greek City Times

Greek companies with billions of euros in investments in Turkey are closely monitoring developments in the neighboring country as the eastern economy kneels under the weight of the collapse of the Turkish lira. Data shows that Greek companies have actively invested in Turkey’s $ 720 billion economy in recent years …

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Restaurant Review: Kathodon, Nicosia | Cyprus Mail

Touristic ? Yes. Noisy? Quite. Too expensive? Slightly. So why, you might ask, did I decide to revisit the somewhat withered Kathodon Tavern in Nicosia? Because, despite its flaws, as one of the first restaurants I visited after moving to Cyprus, I have a soft spot for it; it will …

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Turkish Turkey will never give up Turkey’s guarantee, says Tatar

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) will never abandon Turkey’s position as a guarantor country, President Ersin Tatar said on Sunday. Tatar’s remarks came in response to a statement by Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades accusing Turkey of having an intransigent position. In a written statement, the Turkish Cypriot …

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Turkey has never discussed or accepted abolition of guarantees, says president

Turkey has never discussed or accepted the abolition of the 1960 guarantee treaty, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Saturday, commenting on a series of leaked documents regarding the 2017 UN-brokered negotiations on a Cypriot settlement in Crans Montana , in Switzerland, which ended in an impasse. . “This is evident …

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Turkey releases Israeli couple detained for photographing Erdogan’s residence

Turkey on Thursday released an Israeli couple who were arrested for photographing the residence of President Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul and accused of espionage, an allegation denied by Israel. The couple’s release sparked the first conversation between country leaders in years. Mordi and Natali Oknin were arrested on November 9. …

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Heathrow and Gatwick: latest travel rules for entering Turkey, Cyprus, Morocco and Egypt

As winter approaches, things are getting colder, and the lowering of the thermostat has left many of us in dire need of warmth. There’s just something so miserable about knowing that this cold is how things will be for the foreseeable future. which we have to deal with over the …

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The opening of Varos has given a new dimension to the Cyprus issue, SAIT

The decision to open Varosi gave another dimension to the Cypriot question, said Ersin Tatar, while asserting that Varosi is the territory of the pseudo-state and is part of the sovereignty of the “trnc”. In his speech during today’s military parade in occupied Nicosia, Mr Tatar said that the opening …

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Cyprus wants asylum rights limited for irregular migrants

NICOSIA, Nov. 10 (Reuters) – Cyprus wants measures taken to curb irregular migration to the island, including a suspension of asylum applications for those entering illegally, a government official said. The eastern Mediterranean island, which is the EU country closest to the volatile Middle East, says it has been inundated …

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Turkish inflation climbs to nearly 20% amid falling rates

Turkey’s annual inflation rate hit its highest level for more than 2.5 years in October, according to data released on Wednesday, as the central bank, under political pressure to provide more monetary stimulus, has significantly reduced its key rate in recent months. The inflation rate reached 19.89% year-on-year in October, …

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The time may have passed to harness Cypriot gas

When the gas discoveries were first made, the prevailing economic and political conditions were significantly different I guess you’ve all heard of EU plans to create renewable alternatives to fossil fuels to meet global energy needs. The transition from fossil fuels (like oil and gas) to other “green” forms of …

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Tatar says he’s not Turkey’s puppet

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar has always coordinated with Turkey on important issues but is not Ankara’s puppet, he reportedly said on Monday. In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, published on Monday, Tatar said he was opposed to the reunification of Cyprus because the Turkish minority would …

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Turkish foreign policy in Ottoman footsteps

Ankara may soon realize that internal divisions and economic fragility are what will determine its regional influence Across the former Ottoman kingdom today there is a Turkish presence – diplomatic, economic and even military – as Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan seeks to reshape his modern nation with the imprint …

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Merkel promises continuity on last visit to Erdogan

Published on: 10/16/2021 – 15:42Amended: 10/16/2021 – 15:41 Istanbul (AFP) Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday pledged continuity in Germany’s relations with Turkey, which included both cooperation and criticism from Ankara during her last visit to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Merkel and Erdogan developed a complex but close relationship during the …

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West shouldn’t deny big picture on Erdogan in Turkey

President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan has a plan. Eighteen years after his reign, he transformed Turkey at home and on the world stage. ErdoÄŸan’s ambition goes far beyond simply reviving Turkey’s Ottoman heritage and making Turkey a regional player. Rather, it seeks to reshape the post-WWII liberal order. ErdoÄŸan does not …

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Bottas wins in Turkey, title advantage to Verstappen

Valtteri Bottas ended his yearlong drought with a dominant victory in Turkey on Sunday while his ill-fated Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton finished fifth and lost the Formula 1 Championship lead to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen . Verstappen, 24, finished second and 14.584 seconds behind the Finn in a wet park …

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Record MILLION doubles guarantees from Northern Cyprus

06 October 2021 Merit Poker The collaboration between Merit Poker and partypoker LIVE has been very successful with the MILLION Northern Cyprus festival creating an unforgettable and record-breaking live poker experience. partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North Cyprus was the first MILLIONS event in over a year due to COVID-19 restrictions and …

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Cyprus sets foot on migration talks, KNEWS

The Republic of Cyprus is stepping up pressure on a pending deal on an EU migration pact, with three proposals backed by MED5 countries to voice their grievances against the bloc, a union going through a power struggle. According to the Cypriot News Agency, Interior Minister Nikos Nouris told the …

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Nicosia awaits new UN envoy

The president and the government expect the UN secretary-general to appoint a special envoy who will help efforts to resume the negotiating process, spokesman Marios Pelekanos said on Monday. Previous envoy Jane Holl Lute has resigned. Following a National Council meeting, Pelekanos said President Nicos Anastasiades briefed party leaders in …

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Should Russia and the United States become allies again?

By KM Greg Sarkissian The Zoryan Institute recently held discussions on the geopolitical rivalry between the United States and China. The discussion focused on the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative, the Sino-Turkish alliance, their impacts on the geopolitical landscape, whether the interests of Russia and the United States are aligned, …

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MEP shocked by ‘scarred’ Famagusta

Akel on Saturday called on people to join the bicommunity rally that will take place Sunday morning in Dherynia and which will call for the reunification of the island. The rally is supported by more than 100 parties, groups, organizations and unions on both sides of the divide and abroad. …

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Cyprus sees increase in migrant arrivals, KNEWS

Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson presented a report on migration and asylum on Wednesday, one year after the adoption of the Commission’s proposal for a new migration pact and asylum. The report makes specific reference to the situation in Cyprus, Johansson citing Cyprus as an …

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Turkey creates a new Ottoman Empire

UNITED NATIONS (PA) – The foreign minister of the divided island of Cyprus accuses the Turkish president of trying to promote a new Ottoman empire in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East – and says that such an approach to the geopolitics could have a negative impact on regional …

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The Submarine Row marks the dawn of Franco-British rivalry

“It’s a stab in the back. We had established a relationship of trust with Australia, and this trust was betrayed, ”French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said during the brutal cancellation of the $ 66 billion agreement on submarines with Australia. Furious, Paris returned the favor by recalling its ambassadors …

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Erdogan calls on UN to recognize Turkish-occupied Cyprus

Erdogan insists on a two-state solution for Cyprus at the United Nations General Assembly. Credit: Turkish Presidency Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the international community to recognize the international status of Turkey’s occupied northern Cyprus during a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. He said …

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Turkey wants a self-sufficient Turkish Cyprus (VP)

Ankara wants the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to become self-reliant and confident, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Monday. Speaking at a joint press conference with TRNC Prime Minister Ersan Saner at the Presidential Complex in the capital Ankara, Oktay said there are “a few points” his country …

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Consultations with the population first, then a decision

By Achilleas Demetriades The citizens of Cyprus live in uncertainty. They testify to a governance which they lacked, and which excels in improvisation, scandals and misunderstandings. The situation has reached unacceptable levels: -The rule of law is systematically lagging behind -The nominations of the “best” are tragic -The economic development …

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The battle for energy control in the Eastern Mediterranean

The history of oil and natural gas is marked by instability and conflict. The rise of the Eastern Mediterranean as a prolific energy region has increased the existing tensions between some riparian states while strengthening cooperation among others. The ratification of the charter concerning the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum (FEMG) …

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Turkey flagged for non-payment of debts to Cyprus

The government lambasted Turkey for its continued “blatant disregard” of its legal obligation to comply with European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rulings regarding compensation in Greek Cypriot property cases, noting that Ankara’s contributions exceeded 50 million euros in the Xenides-Arestis group of cases alone. In a memorandum, Nicosia notified …

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Former resident of northern Cyprus seeks return home

03/09/2021 Cyprus (International Christian Concern) – On the 47th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Famagusta in northern Cyprus, Greek writer and activist Tasoula Hadjitofi attempted to visit her childhood town for the first time since age 15. His trip coincided with Turkish President Erdogan. announcing a partial reopening of …

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Government fears influx of Afghan refugees

By Antigoni Pitta As world leaders brace for yet another humanitarian crisis after Taliban takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban, Cypriot government worries about a potential influx of refugees that will put additional strain on its asylum service already overwhelmed. “The possibility of mass migration flows in the near future …

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France accuses Turkey of “provocation” after Erdogan insists on two-state solution in Cyprus, World News

France on Wednesday accused Turkey of provocation after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted on a two-state solution for Cyprus during a visit to the northern Mediterranean island occupied by Turkey. “France deeply regrets this unilateral step which was not coordinated and constitutes a provocation”, declared the Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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Two-state agreement is the only way for peace in Cyprus

PARALIMNI, Cyprus (AP) – The only path to lasting peace in ethnically divided Cyprus is through acceptance by the international community of two separate states on this eastern Mediterranean island nation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. Erdogan said that a “permanent and lasting solution” to the division …

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