Cyprus

The Cyprus factor in Turkish-Israeli normalization

Alan Makovsky

Alan Makovsky
Over the course of the nearly six months since Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced their agreement on normalization of bilateral relations, it has become increasingly likely that the factor that clinched the deal was prospective cooperation on energy. That being said, should Israel proceed with a pipeline to bring its gas to Turkey, it faces the possibility of deterioration in its increasingly important relations with Greece and Cyprus, as well as Greek-Americans.[1]

Building Totalitarianism in Europe

Victoria Nuland Anastasiades

The Last Coup of Victoria Nuland
by Dimitri Konstantakopoulos VOLTAIRE NETWORK | ATHENS 

Since April 2016, US neoconservatives have been trying to change the status of Cyprus. It is for them both (1) to reunite the island (2) to deprive it of its army (3) but also to deploy the Turkish army under cover of NATO. The inevitable Victoria Nuland, who should have become Secretary of State if Hillary Clinton had been elected president, is maneuvering. This plan is supposed to tie Turkey to NATO and prevent its rapprochement with Russia.

The ‘Intellectual Partition’ of Cyprus,

‘Intellectual Partition’ Cyprus

The ‘Macmillan Doctrine’ and the talks held in Geneva in August 1974 and January 2017

Klearchos A. Kyriakides

Published in Agora Dialogue on 9 January 2017

In his seminal book, Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle considers the virtues associated with justice, as well as the vices inherent in injustice.
In this context, Aristotle engages in a deep discussion as to the two types of transaction into which a party may enter.

End game or game over

Mont Pelerin rendezvous


Yusuf Kanli
The Mont Pelerin rendezvous of the Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders was slated to be an “end game” but it turned out to be an almost “game over.” Upon request of the Greek Cypriot leaders, the deadlocked talks were suspended for one week and are scheduled to resume, this time in Geneva, on Nov. 20.

Towards “regime change” in Cyprus?


By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos

It is usual in European politics those years, for people to vote one thing and their leaders to do another. This is what happened in many occasions, from the French referendum of 2005 on the European “constitution” till the Greek referendum of 2015, not to mention pre-electoral promises never fulfilled.

Cyprus peace deal could come this year, confirm Turkey and US

Agence France-Presse
Turkey and the US have agreed that a political settlement may be possible this year in Cyprus, the Mediterranean island divided for four decades.

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