Reassessing the Prospects for Overcoming the Cyprus Divide

By Andreas Theophanous

There is no doubt that following the rise of Mustafa Akıncı to become the Turkish Cypriot leader this April, there have been high expectations for a resolution to the Cyprus problem. Nevertheless, it is important to be pragmatic and not underestimate the difficulties. For a real resolution, it is essential to achieve consensus on several major aspects of the problem.

A Cyprus deal supervised by the Turkish army


By Dr Aris Petasis
The other day US Assistant Secretary of State explained to us that the deal over Cyprus will come from Cypriots for Cypriots avoiding carefully to tell us that this process is supervised by 40,000 plus Turkish occupation troops.

Turkey Needs to Practice in Turkey What It Preaches in Cyprus

by Kyriacos Kyriakides


Turkey has claimed all along that it stays in Cyprus to "protect" the Turkish Cypriot minority. Since Turkey has "protected" them, almost half of Turkish Cypriots have abandoned Cyprus. They have been conveniently replaced by Anatolian Turks whose Islamic orientation and ethos could not be more foreign to Cyprus.


Cyprus’ energy hopes rise as Ukraine crisis deepens


By Kyriacos Kyriacou

original post date May 16, 2014

As the crisis in Ukraine deepens, Cyprus seems to be seen as a key player in EU rush for alternative gas supplies. Policy makers have even gone as far as to hope that new gas routes could help end decades of division on Cyprus.

Israel, Cyprus should cooperate on security of offshore rigs, ex-navy chief says

Oil drilling platform.

V.-Adm. Eliezer Marom says that offshore rigs are subject to threats from international terrorists, and that cooperating would heighten security.

Israel and Cyprus should coordinate defenses of their offshore natural gas rigs in the Mediterranean Sea, former navy chief, V.-Adm. Eliezer Marom, said Wednesday during a security conference in Rishon Letzion.

Mr. Biden, the Reassure-er-in-Chief, Goes to Romania and Cyprus

Mr. Biden, the Reassure-er-in-Chief, Goes to Romania and Cyprus

By Heather A. Conley

Fifty-two years is a long time to wait to see an American plane carrying a U.S. Vice President land on a tarmac. The last time a sitting U.S. Vice President arrived in Nicosia, the year was 1962 and Lyndon B. Johnson stepped out of the plane.

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