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FM says next weeks are decisive for Unficyp resolution

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Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said on Saturday that discussions at the level of the Permanent Members of the Security Council on the context of the resolution on the renewal of Unficyp’s mandate have already begun. The Minister said that the Government is in contact with the five Permanent Members of...
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State to donate land for animal shelter in Paralimni

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The government will donate state-owned land to build an animal shelter in Paralimni, Agriculture Minister Kostas Kadis said. The Minister visited the area on Friday and spoke with mayor Pirillis and volunteers of a local animal shelter over the conditions in which animals should be kept and the increasing numbers...
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Foreign Office restates position on Cyprus issue

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The Foreign Office (FCO) has restated its position on the Cyprus issue in a letter addressed to ten UK Cypriot refugees, who had written to Foreign Secretary Hunt to highlight the importance of respect for human rights of all Cypriots. “The most effective way to resolve the issues arising from...
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Anastasiades says he will not hesitate to take decisions for peace and stability

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Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday that he will not hesitate to take decisions that will bring about peace and stability in Cyprus and which will “preserve Cypriot Hellenism and will allow us to continue our course within Europe.” He was addressing an event in Nicosia, commemorating the first President of...
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Tougher law on sexual abuse of children unveiled

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The courts will be able to prohibit sex offenders who have released from prison from entering schools and other places frequented by children under proposed changes to the 2014 law on the sexual abuse of minors. Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou said that proposed amendments will be submitted to cabinet on...
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Temporary arrangements for bases in event of no-deal Brexit

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The British Bases is one of the issues for which temporary arrangements will apply should the United Kingdom exit the European Union without an agreement on March 29, Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters after a meeting of cabinet, he said he had briefed the Council...
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Report on UNFICYP circulated as official document with minor changes

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The report of the UN Secretary General on the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) circulated on Wednesday as an official UN document with a few minor changes from the draft given unofficially to the members of the Security Council on January 11. In paragraph 3 of the report, all...
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Our contacts were fruitful in terms of conveying the views of the Turkish Cypriot side

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay stated that his contacts held in the US had been fruitful in terms of UNFICYP’s mandate as well as conveying the views of the Turkish Cypriot side. Özersay said: “We argued that the two sides could cooperate without waiting for...
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The continuation of the UNFICYP is not sustainable and healthy

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The Presidential Spokesman Barış Burcu stressed that the continuation of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus in the same conditions after 55 years is not a sustainable and healthy situation. Pointing out that the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus and the extension of its mandate required the consent...
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Dr. Küçük is being remembered

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The Late Leader of the Turkish Cypriot People’s struggle for freedom and existence Dr. Fazıl Küçük is being remembered today on the 35thanniversary of his death. The first ceremony was organized at Dr. Fazıl Küçük’s mausoleum at Anıttepe at 10:27 today. The ceremony started with President Mustafa Akıncı’s laying the...
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Cypriot MEPs on Brexit

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MEPs from nearly every country in the EU have signed a heartfelt joint letter to the British public asking them to reconsider their decision to leave the bloc. The only country whose MEPs all passed on signing the letter was Cyprus. The cross-party message, which was organised by Austrian MEP Josef...
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Cyprus only country not to sign MEPs letter urging UK to stop Brexit

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Cyprus was the odd man out when more than 120 MEPs from every corner of EU signed heartfelt letter asking the British people to reconsider Brexit. The plea comes from 26 member states and across the European parliament’s different political groups, Cyprus was the only country not to add its...
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The time has come for everyone to take a stand: Federation or partition?

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DISY President Averof Neophytou said that a good summer would be to have developments on the Cyprus problem…Furthermore, the Presidential Palace has been constantly referring to talks after May, presenting the guarantor powers as having difficulties for the negotiations to begin. What is your own assessment? TT: An extension does...
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Akıncı: “All sides seem to be ready in June”

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President Mustafa Akıncı said that a development to find a solution to the Cyprus problem can be experienced in June, following the EP Elections in May. Akıncı received the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative to Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar, ahead of her visit to New York where she will be briefing...
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We put forward a constructive and creative attitude, but no one expects us to sit and wait to follow the Greek Cypriot side

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Within the framework of his contacts in Washington, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay made a presentation at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) which is one of the most prestigious think tank organizations guiding the US foreign policy. In his speech at the...
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Supreme Court rejects N. Clerides’ claims as giving distorted picture

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The Supreme Court on Monday rejected claims of favouritism in its decisions levelled by lawyer Nicos Clerides, saying they were an overt attack that painted a distorted picture of its work. In a lengthy letter last week, Nicos Clerides had made a series of allegations after being asked by the...
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Finishing touches put to Denktaş mausoleum

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Construction of the eight million TL memorial complex at the Republic Park opposite Lefkoşa State Hospital is in its final stage, with a landscaping project now being worked on by Gönyeli Municipality.Finance Ministry general coordinator Çelebi Ilık revealed: “I can confirm that the opening will be within roughly two months.”
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Anastasiades waiting for UN envoy to return following Turkey’s request to halt talks

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Anastasiades will wait for the UN envoy, Jane Holl Lute’s return to Cyprus to see how to handle Turkey’s request to halt all efforts to resume the dialogue on Cyprus issue due to local elections in Turkey. Asked to comment on reports that Ankara has asked the UN envoy to...
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We are not like lambs to the slaughter

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By Christos Panayiotides I have the impression that Cypriots are greatly discontented with their political, religious andeconomic establishments which confront the commoners as if they were like lambs to theslaughter. I hasten to point out that I have absolutely nothing against these charming animals, butit is a fact that they...
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Rauf Denktas: Life dedicated to Turkish Cypriots

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Turkey on Sunday commemorated the seventh death anniversary of founding father of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Rauf Denktas, who passed away in 2012. Denktas was born on Jan. 27, 1924, in the western Cypriot town of Baf, now on the Greek side of the island. After graduating from the English...

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