Security issues sow divisions as Cyprus talks resume

By Michele Kambas ATHENS, Jan 18 : The vexed issue of security arrangements in a post-settlement Cyprus took centre stage today in talks on the island’s future, as officials played down chances of swift progress in a push towards reunification by its Greek and Turkish authorities. Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said last week it should […]

Cyprus security talks to conclude this month -source

By Michele Kambas NICOSIA, Jan 15 : A working group due to convene on January 18 to hammer out security arrangements for a post-settlement Cyprus will meet for two to three days only, followed by another round of high-level talks, a source close to the Turkish Cypriot side said today. Talks in Geneva last week […]

Cyprus talks shift to territorial and map trade offs

By Michele Kambas GENEVA, Jan 11 : Leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus were to discuss territorial trade-offs today, a crucial juncture in peace talks aiming for a long-elusive reunification deal that may be put to a referendum this year. For the first time in more than a decade, Greek and Turkish Cypriots plan to submit […]

UN’s Ban opens Cyprus talks, says reunification deal within reach

By Tom Miles MONT PELERIN, Switzerland, Nov 7 : A deal to reunite the divided island of Cyprus is within reach, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as he opened a round of talks in a snow-bound hotel overlooking Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The five days of UN-led negotiations between Greek Cypriot President Nicos […]

War-split Cyprus on edge as Turkey reels in crisis

By Michele Kambas Nicosia, Jul 22 : Turkey’s crackdown on government opponents and the imposition of a state of emergency following the abortive military coup last week has tempered hopes of a swift settlement on divided Cyprus. Nicosia is watching with increasing trepidation how the fallout could hit reunification talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. […]