Cyprus is committed to reunification talks with estranged Turkish Cypriots but not at gunpoint, its president said on Thursday (24 September) on a dispute which has deepened Greece-Turkey tensions and stymied European Union policy-making on Belarus.
European Council chief Charles Michel pledged Wednesday (16 September) that the bloc will defend the rights of member state Cyprus in its standoff with Turkey over maritime and energy rights. Michel’s visit to the island comes a day after Turkey...
Cyprus is seeing a major increase in the number of migrants from third countries arriving from Turkey, with the tacit approval of Ankara, Cypriot interior minister, Constantinos Petrides, told a group of Brussels journalists on Thursday (27 June).
Cypriot Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides said on Tuesday (17 July) there was new hope of resuming talks on Cypriot reunification, with a new UN envoy about to start meetings with all parties in an effort to relaunch the talks.
How to end Cyprus' decades-long division and the re-ignition of a lifeless UN-backed peace process took centre stage yesterday (22 January) in the country's first and only live TV debate featuring the main presidential candidates.
The United Nations will not resurrect the collapsed Cyprus reunification talks as the onus is now on the divided island's rival communities to prove they really want a long-elusive settlement, the outgoing UN envoy said on Thursday (4 August).
Russia's Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov has reacted angrily to an article claiming that his country made efforts to spoil the Cyprus reunification deal, saying that attempts to shift the blame for the failure of talks are “both unfair and misleading”.
Talks to resolve the decades-old division of Cyprus ended without agreement yesterday (12 January) but with a plan for officials to reconvene on 18 January to tackle its thorny security question, before a fresh attempt to forge a political deal.
New UN chief Antonio Guterres will attend talks in Geneva today (12 January) aimed at ending decades of stalemate in a divided Cyprus, in his first foreign trip since taking office on 1 January. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will also be there.
Rival Cypriot leaders resumed UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva today (9 January), billed as a historic opportunity to end decades of conflict on the divided island, but the outcome is far from certain.
The president of Northern Cyprus said yesterday (4 January) that a historic opportunity "should not be lost" on the Cyprus reunification talks in Geneva next week, according to the Turkish daily, Sabah.
The Cyprus peace negotiations will be relocating to Switzerland this week, as the island nation’s Greek and Turkish leaders look to make progress on some of the most difficult issues hampering reunification. EURACTIV Spain reports.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon pledged yesterday (25 September) to play a greater role in stepped-up efforts to reach a deal on settling the decades-old conflict in Cyprus before the end of the year.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday (24 May) cancelled scheduled peace talks with the Turkish Cypriot leader over what he sees as attempts to recognise the Turkish-held north of the divided island.
One of the texts of the European Parliament Report on Turkey adopted yesterday (14 April) calls for making Turkish an official language of the EU, a move condemned by a minority of MEPs who voted against the report.
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said Tuesday (15 March) that his country will not accept the European Union's migration deal with Turkey without concessions from Ankara in the dispute over the Mediterranean island.
Greek-Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has asked the Dutch EU Presidency to add Turkish to the bloc’s 24 official languages, in order to boost attempts to reach a reunification agreement on the Mediterranean island.
The Mediterranean island, divided since 1974, has hopes of reunification. The Greeks and the Turks re-opened talks in the spring of 2015, but an end to the dispute is still out of reach. Our partner La Tribune reports.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker praised Cyprus yesterday (16 July) for its budding economic recovery after harsh bailout terms saved the eurozone member from meltdown, and urged re-unification of the divided island.
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