The Greek Cypriot
narrative starts with the arrival of Greeks on the island, the moral self being the Greeks of Cypriots
and the enemy the Turks, or Ottomans, who used to slaughter the Greeks and with whom the Turkish Cypriots
The atmosphere has indeed been different after Mr Mustafa Akinci became leader of the Turkish Cypriot
community and the talks, even though we are still in the primary stages, have achieved some progress on important chapters," added Mr Anastasiades.
Speaking to the HE-rriyet daily on Friday, BaryE- Burcu -- the spokesperson of the Turkish Cypriot
president and one of the attendees of the peace talks -- underlined that the return of the 155,000 hectares of land to Greek Cypriots
will not be subject to negotiation because both leaders acknowledge that the current owners, most of whom are Turkish Cypriots
, can stake a claim over the disputed land just as much as the previous Greek Cypriot
Turkish and Greek Cypriot
leaders are conducting UN-sponsored talks since
Even though Papadopoulos broke a promise to back the plan, the EU then allowed the Greek Cypriot
government to join the EU as the island's sole representative.
authorities agreed in principle to this request, but the first proposed individual could not go for personal reasons.
were returning from the monastery to Sharm el-Sheik, the Red Sea resort where they had been staying.
3) </pre> <p>As he mentions, the Greek Cypriot
official narrative commemorates the period of 1955-1960 as an anti-colonial struggle, and 1974 as an 'invasion', while Turkish Cypriot
narrative starts with the establishing of EOKA (Papadakis 1993).
The Greek Cypriot
economy is prosperous, but the Turkish Cypriot
For the first time since the fighting of 1974, international interest in the wider environment of the Eastern Mediterranean may force an uncomfortable decision to accept a compromise upon the Greek Cypriot
, Turkish Cypriot
, Turkish and Greek sides.
Another four individuals from each community are set to start work soon while three Turkish Cypriots
and four Greek Cypriots
will start in due time.
government spokesman Christos Stylianides blamed Turkish Cypriots
for "extreme and intransigent" positions, adding that Anastasiades was unwilling to now enter into talks "for the sake of talks.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades called Sunday on Greek Cypriots
` "to realize that through the sale of Greek Cypriot
properties in the occupied areas they weaken our negotiating position to return and especially territorial adjustments".
LEFKOSA, January 03, 2012 (TUR) -- Foreign minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Monday warned Greek Cypriot
administration over its oil and natural gas exploration activities in Cyprus.
The basic law governing the Turkish Cypriot
community refers specifically to a "secular republic" and provides for freedom of religion, and the Turkish Cypriot
authorities generally respect this right in practice.