Cyprus

Cyprus minister launches scathing attack on Turkey’s EU prospects

Cyprus minister launches scathing attack on Turkey’s EU prospects

09 September, 2012

THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE has launched a scathing attack on Turkey, saying that Ankara cannot control the European institutions and its audacity and arrogance are certainly not accepted by EU institutions.

Why Turkish Accession Depends on Mediation of the Cyprus Dispute

Why Turkish Accession Depends on Mediation of the Cyprus Dispute

By Neil Renic

September 9, 2012

Thucydides, a forefather of political realism, claimed that ‘among neighbours, antagonism is ever a condition of independence’ (cited in Waltz 1959: 210). For much of European history this had seemed an inescapable truism, having reached its logical conclusion in the Second World War, the most destructive conflict in human history. What emerged from this violence, however, was a level of cooperative European integration hitherto unimagined.

Morphou protests

Morphou protests

Cyprus Weekly

15 August 2012

NICOSIA - The municipality of the occupied town of Morphou, organisations and associations of the district will hold a series of events Thursday to mark the 38th anniversary of the occupation of Morphou and the broader district by the advancing Turkish troops, on August 16, 1974.
A delegation led by the Mayor of the occupied town will hand over a protest resolution to the Ambassadors of the five UN Security Council permanent members and the Representation of the European Commission.

Warning on missing

Warning on missing

Cyprus Weekly

15 August 2012

NICOSIA - Executive Secretary of the Committee of Relatives of Missing Persons Nicos Theodosiou has warned that if Turkey does not cooperate with the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) then half of the missing persons in Cyprus will remain missing.

Greece, Cyprus, Israel to talk gas

Greece, Cyprus, Israel to talk gas

Kathimerini, 14 August 2012

A meeting between officials of Greece, Cyprus and Israel is being lined up for September so the three countries can agree on transporting natural gas from the Southeastern Mediterranean to the European market.

Thirty eight years on, Famagusta remains Turkey’s hostage

Thirty eight years on, Famagusta remains Turkey’s hostage

Famagusta Gazette

14 August 2012

Cyprus marks on Tuesday the 38th anniversary since Turkey’s second offensive against the island in the summer of 1974, which resulted in the occupation of the Republic’s northern third, including the city of Famagusta.

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